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

Gophers' Edwards has chance to show Michigan what it missed

Berkley Edwards earned first-team all-state honors at Chelsea High School and won two state championships in track, but Michigan didn’t offer him a scholarship.

Updated: September 27, 2014, - 01:53 AM

Gophers enter Big House of horrors to play for the Jug

Minnesota needs its best game today to steal the Little Brown Jug back from Michigan.

Updated: September 27, 2014, - 01:42 AM

College Football Insider: Abdullah could be star of Big Ten season

It’s easy to root for Nebraska’s special running back, Ameer Abdullah.

Updated: September 25, 2014, - 09:05 PM

Kill cautiously optimistic Leidner can play Saturday at Michigan

Quarterback Mitch Leidner missed the San Jose State game after barely practicing last week because of turf toe. He also has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee

Updated: September 25, 2014, - 12:01 AM

Less of Gophers' linebacker Wilson turns out to be more

The Big Ten’s leading tackler is a lighter and faster force in the middle.

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 11:56 PM

Gophers' Wilson feeling lean and mean at 242 lbs

Gophers linebacker Damien Wilson talks about what a difference his weight loss has made.

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 09:08 PM

Gophers remain fixated on passing problem

Chris Streveler and the offense can laugh about it now, but there’s work to be done for the Big Ten.

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 09:13 AM

Gophers' Williams questionable for Michigan

After missing last week’s game because of a calf injury, Gophers tight end Maxx Williams is questionable for Saturday’s game at Michigan, coach Jerry Kill said.

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 12:59 AM

Cobb happy with Gophers offense

David Cobb, seated next to teammates Damien Wilson and Damarius Travis, says Chris Streveler's confidence would have been high even...

Updated: September 22, 2014, - 07:06 AM

Kill's homework: Study up on Michigan, find passing game

The unwatched archive of the last trip to Michigan is now study material for Gophers coach Jerry Kill.

Updated: September 21, 2014, - 11:22 PM

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