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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Kill plans Thursday announcement in conjunction with Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota

Posted by: Joe Christensen under Gopher coaches Updated: May 13, 2014 - 1:56 PM

According to a press release, Gophers coach Jerry Kill plans to make a "major announcement" Thursday in conjunction with the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota's Rise Above Seizures Day.

Kill, who suffers from epilepsy, will speak at Kieran's Irish Pub in Minneapolis at 10:45 a.m., and take questions from the media, before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Twins/Red Sox game.

“Coach and Rebecca Kill’s partnership continues to help thousands of people and elevate epilepsy awareness to a level we never dreamed possible,” Executive Director Vicki Kopplin said in the release.

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