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' Cobb is called 'big-time questionable' for big game

Signs continue pointing toward the Gophers being without standout running back David Cobb for Saturday’s showdown at Wisconsin.

Updated: November 26, 2014, - 11:58 PM

Gophers lineman Botticelli thrives with new families (Nov. 27)

Cameron Botticelli bloomed with second chances on and off field.

Updated: November 26, 2014, - 11:54 PM

Botticelli on the meaning of the Wisconsin rivalry

Gophers defensive tackle Cameron Botticelli talks about how much it would mean to claim Paul Bunyan's Axe.

Updated: November 26, 2014, - 08:39 PM

Kill explains why Cobb's chances of playing are slim

Gophers coach Jerry Kill talks after Wednesday's practice about David Cobb's recovery from a hamstring injury.

Updated: November 26, 2014, - 08:35 PM

Will Cobb play vs. Badgers? Gophers plan both ways

The Gophers have options behind their best back, but they hope he’s a fast healer.

Updated: November 26, 2014, - 08:44 AM

Kill's all right with Badgers' new Axe retrieval plans

Gophers coach Jerry Kill said Tuesday that he has no problem with Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen’s plan for how to give the winning team Paul Bunyan’s Axe.

Updated: November 25, 2014, - 11:58 PM

If Cobb can't play, Maye thinks Gophers will be fine

Gophers wide receiver KJ Maye met with the media Tuesday.

Updated: November 25, 2014, - 09:46 PM

Gophers' Big Ten title chances being taken seriously

Picked to finish fifth in the Big Ten West, the Gophers are one win away from a date with Ohio State in the conference championship game.

Updated: November 24, 2014, - 07:57 AM

Gophers football notes: Kill ready to hold Cobb out, if necessary

Running back David Cobb might have 1,430 rushing yards, but Gophers coach Jerry Kill said he won’t let him face Wisconsin this week unless his left hamstring is 100 percent.

Updated: November 23, 2014, - 11:00 PM

Gophers football notes: Sore left hamstring shelves Cobb

The Gophers have a chance to win the Big Ten West title next week at Wisconsin, but coach Jerry Kill said he “can’t speculate right now” on whether David Cobb will be ready

Updated: November 23, 2014, - 08:20 AM

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