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

Gophers begin football drills with a spring in their step

After the team’s first official spring practice, quarterback Mitch Leidner sounded as if he wished the Sept. 3 season opener against TCU were coming this weekend.

Updated: March 04, 2015, - 01:57 PM

Kill likes what he sees from first spring practice

Kill likes what he sees from first spring practice

Updated: March 03, 2015, - 11:15 PM

Race to replace Gophers' top rusher begins in spring practice

David Cobb rewrote the Gophers’ record book, but now he’s NFL-bound. Will Rodney Smith be up next?

Updated: March 03, 2015, - 06:41 AM

Botticelli among Gophers trying to make an impression

The defensive tackle will work with other U players for scouts during the Gophers’ pro day.

Updated: March 01, 2015, - 10:22 PM

Kill convinced facilities project will break ground in August

Jerry Kill continues to have full confidence that the University of Minnesota will be ready to break ground on its...

Updated: February 13, 2015, - 10:50 PM

Gophers officials 'thrilled' with facilities fundraising so far

Officials reiterate that the university hopes to break ground on $150 million project by summer’s end.

Updated: February 13, 2015, - 05:54 AM

University's athletics project start date could be delayed

If construction is to begin on the athletics village this fall, the fundraising pace must pick up. University CFO Richard Pfutzenreuter said it's a "big hill to climb."

Updated: February 07, 2015, - 06:41 AM

Newest Gophers: A look at the 2015 football recruits

Here are the recruits who have committed on National Signing Day to Jerry Kill for the 2015 class.

Updated: February 05, 2015, - 07:31 AM

Gophers football extends its recruiting reach

Seeking more length and speed for this year's recruiting class, Gophers coaches looked far and wide for the 24 athletes who signed their national letters of intent Wednesday.

Updated: February 05, 2015, - 07:30 AM

Gophers' QB recruit Croft has 'five-star potential'

“He could be the guy that could lead [Minnesota] to a Big Ten championship someday,” said Tom Lemming, a recruiting analyst for CBS Sports Network. “He’s a four-star quarterback with five-star potential."

Updated: February 04, 2015, - 02:24 PM

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