Joe Christensen

Gophers football reporter | Gophers, Big Ten
Phone: 612-673-7844
Joe Christensen covered Major League Baseball for 15 years, including three at the Baltimore Sun and eight at the Star Tribune, before switching to the college football beat. He’s a Faribault, Minn., native who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1996. He covered Jim Wacker’s Gophers for the Minnesota Daily and also wrote about USC, UCLA and the Rose Bowl for the Riverside Press-Enterprise before getting this chance to cover football again.

Recent content from Joe Christensen

New Year's date brings genuine bowl buzz for U

The Gophers held their first bowl practice Thursday and will leave for Orlando on Dec. 25.

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 01:20 PM

Leidner gets ready to face Shane Ray and Missouri defensive line

Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner talked to reporters after Thursday's practice.

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 06:08 AM

Gophers' ticket sales for Citrus Bowl off to fast start

Less than 24 hours after getting their first New Year’s Day bowl invitation since 1962, the Gophers already had sold more than 2,500 tickets, senior associate athletics director Chris Werle said.

Updated: December 10, 2014, - 06:45 AM

Happy New Year: Gophers get Jan. 1 date in Citrus Bowl

The Gophers haven’t played in a New Year’s Day bowl game since the 1962 Rose Bowl. This explained the big smiles Sunday, when the Gophers learned they were heading to the Citrus Bowl to play Missouri.

Updated: December 08, 2014, - 02:06 PM

Kill: Citrus Bowl bid another step for Gophers program

Jerry Kill addresses the media after learning the Gophers were heading to the Citrus Bowl.

Updated: December 07, 2014, - 09:53 PM

Botticelli: Christmas came early with Citrus Bowl bid

Gophers senior Cameron Botticelli meets with the media after learning the team was heading to the Citrus Bowl on Jan....

Updated: December 07, 2014, - 09:52 PM

Gophers football fears it could miss Jan. 1 bowl game again

Despite their victory at Nebraska, the Gophers could get jumped by the Huskers in the bowl draft.

Updated: December 07, 2014, - 02:40 PM

The Call: Big Ten football championship game

A look at Saturday's title game in Indianapolis

Updated: December 06, 2014, - 01:00 AM

College Football Insider: All is not lost for OSU, just another QB

Ohio State will definitely miss J.T. Barrett in Indianapolis for Saturday's Big Ten Championship game. Now it’s up to Cardale Jones, a 6-5, 250-pound sophomore.

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 09:08 AM

Cost for Gophers football season tickets to rise for most seats

The Gophers unveiled scholarship seating fees to that will impact more than 28,000 seats in TCF Bank Stadium, an increase of almost 20,000 seats from the current premium seating plan.

Updated: December 03, 2014, - 01:19 AM

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