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 coach Jerry Kill suffered a seizure in the coaches' locker room at TCF Bank Stadium shortly after Minnesota's 21-13 loss to Northwestern, the university confirmed, and was taken to a nearby hospital by ambulance.
Kill is alert and resting comfortably, according to a statement by the university, and no further information about his condition is available. The trip to the hospital was "a precaution," the statement said.
Kill has a history of seizures, and collapsed on the sidelines during the fourth quarter of a game against New Mexico State in September 2011. He was hospitalized for several days, and suffered several recurrences, before a combination of medication and lifestyle changes brought his condition under control. Kill said in July that he was in his best health in several years.
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