Joe Christensen covered Major League Baseball for 15 years, including three seasons 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.
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Gophers receiver Andre McDonald was released from the hospital on Thursday evening, a team spokesman said. The freshman from Hopkins had been treated for an undisclosed condition earlier in the day.
McDonald, who has not played since the Gophers' opening game at UNLV, is listed as "questionable" on the team's injury report for Saturday night's game against Syracuse. He missed a week of practices earlier this month with a knee infection apparently related to playing in the game in Las Vegas.
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