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

Ohio State, Michigan State match strengths in Big Ten title game

Saturday's Big Ten championship football game pitting Ohio State vs. Michigan State will be strength vs. strength - and more.

Updated: December 07, 2013, - 08:17 AM

Sophomore QB Cook grows up right before Michigan State's eyes

Connor Cook has quickly transformed into the cool leader of MSU’s offense.

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 06:59 AM

For Ohio State, undefeated football season might not be enough

Ohio State carries a 12-0 record and 24-game winning streak into the Big Ten title game. Yet the Buckeyes’ flaws could derail their BCS title chances.

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 06:58 AM

Gophers' Hageman, Vereen make all-Big Ten first team

Defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman made the first team on both the media and coaches' votes, while cornerback Brock Vereen was...

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 11:18 AM

Gophers Insider: Next on the list, a bowl win

As their confidence grows, the Gophers have magic number nine (wins) in their sights.

Updated: December 02, 2013, - 07:43 AM

Offense sputters again in Gophers' loss to Michigan State

The Gophers were tough defensively again but fell when the offense couldn’t produce a touchdown for second week in a row.

Updated: December 01, 2013, - 12:10 AM

Gophers notes: Leidner finishes after Nelson suffers possible concussion

EAST LANSING, MICH. – Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson suffered a possible concussion in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 14-3 loss...

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 08:18 PM

Gophers have a final chance to impress bowl reps

A win in the Gophers' Big Ten finale Saturday at No. 11 Michigan State would put an elite Jan. 1 game in play.

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 03:01 AM

The Call: Gophers vs. Michigan State

THE OPPONENTMichigan State is 7-0 in the Big Ten for the first time since 1966 and will meet Ohio State...

Updated: November 29, 2013, - 08:41 PM

Wolitarsky takes hands-on approach as Gophers receiver

Drew Wolitarsky will be one of several Gophers receivers asked to step up to replace injured Derrick Engel.

Updated: November 28, 2013, - 11:42 PM

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