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' Kill named Big Ten Coach of the Year

The Gophers football coach was honored for the 8-4 season.

Updated: December 02, 2014, - 11:13 PM

Five Gophers make first-team All-Big Ten; Williams, Mortell honored

The Gophers landed five first-team All-Big Ten football selections Monday, including Tight End of the Year Maxx Williams and Punter...

Updated: December 02, 2014, - 01:28 AM

Kill focused on bowl game as football coaching carousel spins

Jerry Kill's name might come up in the rumor mill, but he is happy coaching in Minnesota.

Updated: November 30, 2014, - 11:37 PM

Gophers football notes: U drops out of AP Top 25

The Gophers football team fell from the AP Top 25 on Sunday and found itself sitting behind No. 25 Nebraska, a team it defeated only eight days ago.

Updated: November 30, 2014, - 11:23 PM

Gophers blow lead, can't pry the axe away from Wisconsin

Ahead 17-3 and with David Cobb making an unexpected start, the Gophers couldn't seal a win.

Updated: November 30, 2014, - 05:45 AM

Gophers notebook: U's penalties hurt chances to beat Wisconsin

By game’s end, the Gophers had seven penalties for 72 yards.

Updated: November 30, 2014, - 12:19 AM

Beating Wisconsin would be new peak for Gophers football

The Gophers, although a bit undermanned, appear ready to scale the next level in the program’s rise. A victory Saturday in Madison would clinch the Big Ten West.

Updated: November 29, 2014, - 08:13 AM

The Call: Gophers at Wisconsin

A look at Saturday's game.

Updated: November 29, 2014, - 01:10 AM

Gophers' RB Cobb tests hamstring, unlikely to play vs. Badgers

David Cobb, who has 1,430 rushing yards, strained a hamstring last week at Nebraska and was unable to practice full-speed this week.

Updated: November 29, 2014, - 01:06 AM

College Football Insider: Big Ten East-West split made sense; 10 games do, too

The Big Ten is already adding one conference game, why not another?

Updated: November 28, 2014, - 07:16 AM

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