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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Rain stays away from TCF Bank Stadium

Posted by: Phil Miller under College football, Gophers game day Updated: October 13, 2012 - 10:05 AM

       It appears that the thunderstorm forecasted for today will miss TCF Bank Stadium, at least until after the Gophers' game finishes.
     A light mist has settled over the stadium and the clouds are low, but there's no rain, and none is expected now until later this afternoon. It's 50 degrees and getting warmer, a pretty nice October morning for football, actually. The Gophers' offense, wearing maroon jerseys and gold pants, and Wildcats' special teams, in white and purple, are on the field warming up, and the outdoor pregame parties appear unaffected by the weather.
     The Gophers' gameplan was unaffected, too, according to Coach Jerry Kill, who insisted earlier this week that nothing would change about his team's play-calling if rain was falling. The Gophers would like to run, would like to control the clock -- "I've won plenty of games in bad weather," Kill said -- and that's true in rain, snow, mist or sunshine.
 

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