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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Monday update: Hawthorne honored; Penn State kickoff time set

Posted by: Joe Christensen under Gophers awards and honors Updated: October 28, 2013 - 10:37 AM

Gophers kicker Chris Hawthorne was named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week today after going 2-for-2 on field goal attempts and 4-for-4 on extra points in Saturday's 34-23 victory over Nebraska.

Also, the Gophers announced that their Nov. 9 game against Penn State will start at 11 a.m., and it'll be televised on ESPN2.

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