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

The Call: Gophers vs. Syracuse in Texas Bowl

THE OPPONENTSyracuse opened the season with losses to Penn State and Northwestern but went 4-4 in its first season in...

Updated: December 26, 2013, - 11:28 PM

Gophers women's hockey is Sportsperson of the Year

The Gophers' 41-0 season became a 62-game win streak, and somehow even the end of that run produced a poignant memory.

Updated: December 25, 2013, - 08:52 AM

Gophers football dares to dream of what's ahead

Are the improved Gophers football records under coach Jerry Kill part of a trend that can eventually lead to 10, 11 even 12 wins? Kill’s staff and players believe the answer is yes.

Updated: December 22, 2013, - 09:47 AM

Raises for Kill and U football coaching staff could be coming

The Gophers, who will meet Syracuse on Dec. 27 in the Texas Bowl, have improved from 3-9 to 6-7 to 8-4 under Jerry Kill. His $1.2 million base salary is the lowest among Big Ten coaches.

Updated: December 20, 2013, - 11:53 PM

For Gophers' Nelson, bowl offers another chance at redemption

Like in 2012, Philip Nelson is trying to break out of his late-season funk.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 06:54 AM

Gophers land three football commitments

The Gophers football team had a big recruiting weekend

Updated: December 15, 2013, - 12:54 AM

Claeys content being Gophers defensive coordinator

With the accolades Gophers defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys has received this season, he could have been a candidate to fill one of the many coaching vacancies.

Updated: December 14, 2013, - 12:35 AM

Kill: Invite back to Texas Bowl 'great opportunity' for Gophers

The Gophers are back in the Texas Bowl and will play Syracuse, trying to cap off a successful year with victory No. 9.

Updated: December 09, 2013, - 06:45 AM

Michigan State upsets Ohio State for Big Ten championship

Michigan State scored the first 17 points and the last 17 points, with Ohio State scoring 24 in between. Michigan State will meet Stanford in the Rose Bowl.

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

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

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