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

Unionizing college athletics is years away, if ever

Northwestern football players took the first step Tuesday, but a thousand other steps could be needed to enact change.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 06:47 AM

'Extra fire' on both sides of Gophers-UND women's hockey rivalry

Revenge is cyclical in the border battle between the Gophers and North Dakota. The U can take its turn tonight.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 12:45 AM

Former Gophers quarterback Nelson will transfer to Rutgers

The former Gophers player will sit out a year, and he could be a senior for Scarlet Knights when they visit in 2016.

Updated: January 30, 2014, - 07:48 AM

Jan. 16: Nelson's exit ends Gophers starting QB battle with Leidner

With Philip Nelson electing to transfer from the Gophers, Mitch Leidner emerges as the likely starter for his sophomore season.

Updated: January 30, 2014, - 12:17 AM

Super Preps: Washburn star's stock rises on football recruiting

Local prep football star Jeff Jones has gone national on the college recruiting front.

Updated: January 27, 2014, - 12:26 PM

Jeff Jones climbs the national recruiting rankings

Minneapolis Washburn running back Jeff Jones talks about climbing the national recruiting rankings.

Updated: January 25, 2014, - 09:01 PM

Mpls. Washburn coach Giovan Jenkins

Minneapolis Washburn coach Giovan Jenkins talks about running back Jeff Jones, the state's top football recruit.

Updated: January 25, 2014, - 08:52 PM

Four newest Gophers players, including QB, enroll for spring

Dimonic Roden-McKinzy, a dual threat from Kansas, enrolled at Minnesota early and could be in the mix for the backup job.

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 11:12 PM

Washburn running back waiting 'til signing day to pick college

Millers star Jeff Jones is waiting to reveal his college choice; the Gophers are still in the mix.

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 11:10 PM

McDonald leaving Gophers football to attend Wis.-River Falls

The receiver from Hopkins, twice suspended for drug-related issues, was a prominent member of the U's 2012 recruiting class.

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 06:36 PM

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