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.
Email Joe to talk about the Gophers.
The Gophers have been stuck indoors throughout spring practice, but the forecast looks terrific for Saturday, so the team is sticking with its plan to hold the annual spring game at TCF Bank Stadium.
At last look, the forecast on Weather.com calls for a high of 70 degrees.
Admission to the spring game is free, but the Gophers are asking for a $1 donation toward the Gary Tinsley Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The University will sell beer, as it did at Gophers games last season. Here's a list of the events:
9 a.m. -- Maroon, Gold & Ski-U-Mah lots open for tailgating
10 a.m. -- Doors open / Gopher Fan Fest
10:45-11:30 a.m. -- Gopher Alumni Flag Football Game (featuring Rickey Foggie and MarQueis Gray)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. -- Warm-ups
1-2:30 p.m. -- Spring Game
2:30-3:00 pm -- Player autographs on the field
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