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

Many options behind Leidner to fill Gophers QB role

Philip Nelson’s departure doesn’t leave the cupboard bare for the Gophers at quarterback by any means.

Updated: January 19, 2014, - 09:19 AM

U women's hockey team hopes outdoor setting helps regroup from tie

The two-time defending national champion Gophers face Minnesota State Mankato in the opener of the Hockey City Classic at TCF Bank Stadium.

Updated: January 17, 2014, - 12:33 AM

Jan. 10: Kill expects Gophers to be better next season

The U’s win total has gone from three to five to eight under coach Jerry Kill.

Updated: January 10, 2014, - 01:04 AM

Big Ten trying to repair its bad reputation for bowl losses

The conference’s struggles have been glaring in the BCS era.

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 11:38 PM

No surgery for Gophers' Williams

Maxx Williams limped to the team bus after the Texas Bowl loss, and the Gophers feared the worst.

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 01:38 AM

Dec. 29: Texas Bowl loss has silver lining

Overachieving underclassmen should give Gophers a solid nucleus for next season.

Updated: December 29, 2013, - 08:38 AM

Syracuse scores late to win Texas Bowl over Gophers

A 70-yard return and a TD scramble with just over one minute left spoiled the Gophers' rally.

Updated: December 28, 2013, - 07:08 AM

Gophers notes: Kill returns to sideline for second half

HOUSTON – Gophers coach Jerry Kill knew his team was desperate for a halftime spark in Friday night’s Texas Bowl...

Updated: December 28, 2013, - 06:34 AM

Patience pays off for U's Cobb

After two discouraging years, the junior stuck with it and emerged as a 1,000-yard rusher.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 05:35 AM

Kill mulls over coaching from press box or sideline

HOUSTON – One day before facing Syracuse in the Texas Bowl, Gophers coach Jerry Kill did not rule out a...

Updated: December 26, 2013, - 11:30 PM

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