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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Minneapolis bids for 2017 College Football Playoff title game

Posted by: Joe Christensen under College football Updated: September 30, 2013 - 2:11 PM

The city of Minneapolis has submitted a bid to host the 2017 College Football Playoff championship game, with the hope of hosting that event in the new Vikings stadium, a spokeswoman for Meet Minneapolis confirmed Monday.

Minneapolis reportedly is one of six cities to submit a bid for the 2017 event, along with Jacksonville, Tampa, Miami, San Antonio and Santa Clara, Calif. The winning bid is expected to be announced in November.

The final BCS (Bowl Championship Series) title game will be played this coming January, and it’ll be replaced next season by a four-team College Football Playoff.

The 2015 title game will be played in Arlington, Texas, at the Dallas Cowboys home stadium. Phoenix, New Orleans, Jacksonville and Tampa each submitted bids for the 2016 game.

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