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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Redshirt freshman defensive end Owen Salzwedel transfers from Minnesota

Posted by: Joe Christensen under Gophers roster moves Updated: June 24, 2014 - 3:49 PM

Owen Salzwedel, a redshirt freshman defensive end for the Gophers, has left the program and plans to transfer closer to his home in Beaver Dam, Wis.

The 6-6, 240-pound Salzwedel came to Minnesota as a consensus three-star recruit after making 24 sacks in his final two seasons at Beaver Dam High School. News of his transfer was first reported by Ryan Burns, of GopherIllustrated.com.

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