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

Thompson sees benefits of sharing his story

Gophers senior Cedric Thompson said he hoped to be a good role model for kids.

Updated: December 28, 2014, - 05:19 PM

Gophers' Campbell and former juco roommate reconnect in Orlando

Gophers linebacker De’Vondre Campbell's freshman year roommate at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College was Markus Golden, now a senior defensive end for Missouri. They'll meet in the Citrus Bowl.

Updated: December 27, 2014, - 09:38 PM

Gophers push the right buttons for underprivileged kids at Disney

The Citrus Bowl invited Gophers and Missouri players to hang out with a group of underprivileged children from Orlando at DisneyQuest, an indoor interactive theme park.

Updated: December 27, 2014, - 09:34 PM

Campbell can't wait to face old roommate in Citrus Bowl

Gophers linebacker De'Vondre Campbell's freshman year roommate at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College was Markus Golden, now a defensive end at...

Updated: December 27, 2014, - 06:17 PM

Jeff Jones cleared for Gophers' spring practice

Gophers running back Jeff Jones posted high enough grades during fall semester to be eligible for spring practice, coach Jerry Kill confirmed Friday.

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 11:05 PM

Gophers enjoy tropical blend in prep for Missouri

Gophers strive for a mix of work and fun during practice in Florida.

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 11:04 PM

Olson says Gophers are loving the Florida weather

Gophers center Tommy Olson talked to reporters after Friday's Citrus Bowl practice in Orlando, Fla.

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 07:30 PM

Cobb's refusal to quit will be his Gophers legacy

David Cobb was packing up his apartment this month, a senior sorting through memories, when he came across a letter his mother wrote him when he first got to college.

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 07:36 AM

Cobb determined to get a bowl win in last game with Gophers

Gophers running back David Cobb talks to reporters about the Citrus Bowl matchup with Missouri.

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 06:51 AM

Seven plays that paved the Gophers' road to Orlando

A look back at the plays that defined the Gophers’ regular season.

Updated: December 24, 2014, - 09:28 AM

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