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

U running back Cobb's goal: A senior season without regrets

Senior David Cobb is out to atone for a difficult ending to his 2013 season.

Updated: August 05, 2014, - 07:26 AM

Gophers notes: Intensity boils over a bit during drills

It started with a pancake block Monday, as Gophers center Tommy Olson flattened redshirt freshman defensive lineman Demaris Peppers.Soon, Peppers...

Updated: August 04, 2014, - 10:26 PM

Leidner displays poise, precision in Gophers drills

“He’s going to have his ups and downs,” offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover said.

Updated: August 04, 2014, - 06:19 AM

'Boss' Leidner grabs hold of No. 1 quarterback spot at U

Sophomore QB Mitch Leidner is the Gophers’ undisputed leader.

Updated: August 03, 2014, - 03:35 PM

Promising Gophers TE Anyanwu suffers another injury

The redshirt sophomore suffered an apparent right knee injury in the team’s second practice.

Updated: August 02, 2014, - 06:41 PM

Gophers show athleticism, depth at tight end

Maxx Williams, who led the team in receiving last year, is back at full speed, showing no ill-effects of the left knee injury that kept him out for most of spring camp.

Updated: August 02, 2014, - 12:36 AM

Gophers have better team, but face bigger clashes

To show improvement, the U must contend with a tougher schedule.

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 11:50 PM

Except for his limp, Kill fit for preseason camp

The Gophers football coach injured a hamstring in a conditioning drill.

Updated: July 30, 2014, - 12:31 AM

Kill: Jones ready to appeal if not cleared by NCAA

Jones, who was ranked as the nation’s No. 7 running back by Rivals.com, is right on the bubble to qualify academically for Division I.

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 11:20 PM

Big Ten title? 12-0? Gophers set lofty goals for football season

“When we say we want to be 12-0, we mean it,” senior running back David Cobb says.

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 09:16 AM

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