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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Gophers start spring football practice March 26; spring game set for April 27

Posted by: Joe Christensen under Gophers spring football, The Big 10 Updated: February 11, 2013 - 1:31 PM

The Gophers football team will open spring practice March 26, with the annual spring game coming April 27, the University announced today.

Teams are allowed to hold 15 spring practices. Iowa also plays its spring game this year on April 27 -- the latest date for any team in the conference, according to ESPN's Big Ten Blog.

Nebraska and Indiana open spring practice on March 2, the earliest date in the Big Ten. The Cornhuskers play their spring game April 6, and the Hoosiers play theirs on April 13.

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