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' Leidner fights to get back on track

Mitch Leidner seeks to get on track, mentally and physically, in time for San Jose State.

Updated: September 17, 2014, - 07:38 AM

Gophers concerned with offensive line play

While fans and media fixated over Mitch Leidner’s knee injury and David Cobb’s ankle injury after Saturday’s loss to TCU,...

Updated: September 17, 2014, - 07:38 AM

Loss to TCU leaves Gophers, including Leidner, banged up

A toe injury has QB Mitch Leidner’s status up in the air, and other Gophers are hurting, too.

Updated: September 14, 2014, - 11:02 PM

Gophers trounced 30-7 by TCU

It was billed as a battle between Jerry Kill and Gary Patterson, two old friends. But the Horned Frogs were anything but hospitable. The Gophers saw their 10-game non-conference winning streak come to an end.

Updated: September 14, 2014, - 08:07 AM

Gophers football notes: Cobb plays through injury

After Saturday’s 30-7 loss to TCU, coach Jerry Kill revealed that running back David Cobb was limited all week in practice because of an ankle injury.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 11:59 PM

Kill on why he didn't switch QBs at halftime

Jerry Kill explains why he didn't switch quarterbacks at halftime of Satuday's 30-7 loss at TCU.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 09:53 PM

Pride is on the line today when Gophers take on TCU

The status of the Gophers' football program can rise with an upset of TCU on Saturday. The Horned Frogs went 4-8 last season but four of those losses were by a combined 11 points.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 10:58 AM

The Call: Gophers at TCU

One breakdown of Saturday's game.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 09:27 PM

College Football Insider: Gophers emphasize opportunity, not failures, in Big Ten

The Gophers haven’t wowed, but the window of opportunity looks huge.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 09:15 AM

U's Streveler is ready to go, ready to throw

Chris Streveler will step in at QB for the Gophers if Mitch Leidner’s knee isn’t sufficiently healed to play.

Updated: September 11, 2014, - 06:46 AM

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