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

Cornerbacks Vereen, Murray excite U coaches

The Gophers rave about both cornerbacks.

Updated: November 27, 2013, - 11:43 PM

Gophers football seeks end to offensive mistakes

The U needs its offense to be much sharper facing one of the nation’s top defenses in Michigan State.

Updated: November 27, 2013, - 12:03 AM

Gophers' loss to Wisconsin might turn into recruiting gain

Visiting football recruits tell coach Jerry Kill they were impressed even though the Gophers lost.

Updated: November 25, 2013, - 02:44 PM

Gophers smothered by Wisconsin's defense

While the defense held its own, drops, misfires and giveaways wrecked many chances for the U offense.

Updated: November 24, 2013, - 07:49 AM

Gophers QB Nelson: 'I knew I wanted Minnesota'

Philip Nelson’s father wore Badgers red, but rumblings of change across the border made picking the Gophers a no-brainer.

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 08:45 AM

Gophers receiver Engel has torn ACL

The knee injury Gophers wide receiver Derrick Engel suffered in practice last Sunday is a torn anterior cruciate ligament that...

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 12:32 AM

Wisconsin's running game poses big challenge for Gophers

It has been almost impossible to slow Wisconsin’s explosive running tandem of Melvin Gordon and James White.

Updated: November 22, 2013, - 12:47 AM

College Football Insider: Gophers play Wisconsin on Saturday for the Big One

Several former Gophers are traveling back for Saturday’s game against No. 16 Wisconsin

Updated: November 22, 2013, - 12:44 AM

Gophers football notes: Kill credits seniors in turnaround

The Gophers football team will honor its seniors before Saturday’s game against Wisconsin.

Updated: November 21, 2013, - 12:35 AM

Engel's knee injury thins options at wide receiver for Gophers

The severity of the knee injury to the Gophers' top wide receiver Derrick Engel is still uncertain.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 11:18 AM

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