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

July 26: 2013: Kill pushing for better Gophers' facilities soon

Last year, ranked the Gophers football practice facilities as the fourth-worst in the Big Ten.

Updated: September 02, 2014, - 06:46 PM

Dec. 22, 2013: 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: September 02, 2014, - 06:46 PM

U's D-linemen stand out in opener, then sit out

The Gophers’ defensive line depth took a hit, with three players undergoing MRI exams for injuries.

Updated: August 30, 2014, - 12:19 AM

Gophers come to life in second half to cruise by Eastern Illinois

An announced crowd of 44,344 TCF Bank Stadium watched the Gophers overcome a slow start.

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 05:19 AM

Gophers scheming to use speedy Edwards

The Gophers didn’t wait long Thursday night trying to get the ball to Berkley Edwards.

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 02:01 AM

May 15: Gophers' athletic teams score well in the classroom

The Gophers athletics department received passing scores and then some when the NCAA released its latest Academic Progress Rates (APR) report Wednesday.

Updated: August 28, 2014, - 06:37 PM

As season opens, Gophers seek offensive playmakers

The Gophers will need offensive playmakers to emerge if they are going to avoid another slump like 2013’s 13-quarter drought that sunk their season.

Updated: August 28, 2014, - 09:28 AM

Gophers could have several playmakers on defense

The Gophers need more offensive playmakers, but don’t forget about their defense.The much-improved unit ranked 25th in the nation in...

Updated: August 28, 2014, - 07:15 AM

Burly, blue-collar Big Ten West is wide open

Physical play, a strong running game and a stout defense likely will prevail in this wide-open division.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 12:17 PM

Gophers running back David Cobb has come a long way in a year

The Gophers listed two tailbacks on their official depth chart heading into last year’s season opener against UNLV. David Cobb wasn’t one of them.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 08:59 AM

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