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 have better team, but face bigger clashes

To show improvement, the U must contend with a tougher schedule.

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 11:50 PM

Except for his limp, Kill fit for preseason camp

The Gophers football coach injured a hamstring in a conditioning drill.

Updated: July 30, 2014, - 12:31 AM

Kill: Jones ready to appeal if not cleared by NCAA

Jones, who was ranked as the nation’s No. 7 running back by Rivals.com, is right on the bubble to qualify academically for Division I.

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 11:20 PM

Big Ten title? 12-0? Gophers set lofty goals for football season

“When we say we want to be 12-0, we mean it,” senior running back David Cobb says.

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 09:16 AM

Penn State football makes news for all the right reasons

New coach James Franklin inspires Penn State as the Sandusky scandal recedes.

Updated: July 28, 2014, - 11:59 PM

Jones not likely to play for Gophers this fall

The top Gophers football recruit could redshirt or enroll at a junior college.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 01:21 AM

Feb. 6: Gophers get their guy in Washburn running back Jeff Jones

Jeff Jones finally said yes to the U, helping coach Jerry Kill assemble his best recruiting class so far.

Updated: July 24, 2014, - 08:30 PM

All-Star notes: Neshek has rough outing

Pat Neshek was the losing pitcher in Tuesday night’s All-Star Game, but the Park Center graduate and former Twins reliever...

Updated: July 16, 2014, - 05:24 AM

Oakland's Cespedes repeats as Home Run Derby champ

Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes became the second player to repeat as Home Run Derby champion Monday.

Updated: July 15, 2014, - 05:15 AM

Home Run Derby notes: Dozier was nervous in Derby debut

He tried to be prepared but found it difficult to get comfortable. He ended up with just two home runs, crashing out in the first round.

Updated: July 15, 2014, - 12:53 AM

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