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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Tuesday update: A story in the works and more on Ryan Santoso

Posted by: Joe Christensen under Gophers recruiting Updated: January 15, 2013 - 9:07 AM

Hang on, folks. In this new role, I do still plan to write articles for the newspaper. I have a few in the reporting stages, and I’m working on one for tomorrow about a potential change to the NCAA’s transfer rule that would allow athletes to compete immediately after transferring, if their GPA is 2.6 or higher.

I’ll be interested to get your thoughts on that.

Meanwhile, a quick note that GopherIllustrated.com posted an update on Ryan Santoso this morning, in which the Gophers kicking recruit explained that he visited Southern Miss so he’d have something to compare to Minnesota.

“After taking the visit, I knew that Minnesota was the place for me. Southern Miss didn’t have the kind of academics I was looking for and Minnesota was a much better fit for me. I’m done taking any more visits and am shutting down my recruiting. I can’t wait to get back up to Minnesota!”
 

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