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' stout effort isn't enough to beat Buckeyes

The 31-24 loss knocked the Gophers out of a tie for first place in the Big Ten West. Up next: Nebraska.

Updated: November 16, 2014, - 12:09 AM

Gophers notes: Donovahn Jones is a late scratch vs. Ohio State

The Gophers were missing two of their top receivers Saturday, with Drew Wolitarsky out with a high-ankle sprain and Donovahn...

Updated: November 15, 2014, - 11:55 PM

Gophers aim to complete rare undefeated home season

By upsetting No. 8 Ohio State on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium, the Gophers would finish unbeaten at home for the first time since 1967.

Updated: November 15, 2014, - 01:02 AM

Cobb wants a win over Ohio State on Senior Day

Gophers running back David Cobb gives his thoughts heading into Senior Day.

Updated: November 14, 2014, - 09:57 PM

Gophers notes: Epilepsy Awareness Game is Saturday

Gophers coach Jerry Kill has been seizure-free for more than a year, and he’s hoping to continue raising epilepsy awareness...

Updated: November 14, 2014, - 05:31 PM

College Football Insider: Huskers-Badgers winner could claim Big Ten West

If the Buckeyes beat the Gophers, Ohio State will be rooting for the Nebraska-Wisconsin victor to run the table.

Updated: November 13, 2014, - 11:17 PM

Gophers' defense must go all-in for four quarters vs. Ohio State

The Gophers can’t afford a slow start against Ohio State’s potent offense.

Updated: November 12, 2014, - 06:42 AM

Kill credits seniors for helping change Gophers culture

Kill credits seniors for helping change Gophers culture

Updated: November 11, 2014, - 10:23 PM

Buckeyes will be Gophers' stiffest conference test to date

Ohio State has come far since an early loss, led by a young QB who now is tearing up the Big Ten.

Updated: November 10, 2014, - 11:01 AM

Gophers stand at No. 27 in coaches poll

Minnesota has yet to crack the AP Top 25 this season but sat at No. 24 in the coaches poll before getting upset at Illinois two weeks ago.

Updated: November 10, 2014, - 06:44 AM

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