Joe Christensen | Star Tribune
Sports enterprise reporter | General assignment

Joe Christensen is a general assignment/sports enterprise reporter who previously spent 15 years covering Major League Baseball and four covering NCAA football. He is a Faribault, Minn., native and University of Minnesota graduate whose other newspaper stops have included the Baltimore Sun and Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise.

Clarkson tops Colgate in OT for NCAA women's hockey title

The Golden Knights went overtime to win all three of their NCAA tournament games.

Colgate hopes to be like rival Clarkson — an NCAA women's hockey champion

Two-time NCAA champion Clarkson will play a first-time Frozen Four team in final

Frozen Four drama: Clarkson, Colgate win in OT to reach women's title game

Both of Friday's national semifinal games pitted an Eastern team needing extra time to take down a WCHA foe.

Minneapolis, St. Paul take turns as NCAA title towns

Four NCAA postseason events will be held in the Twin Cities thru April 7.

Season ends for Gophers women's hockey in NCAA quarterfinals

The Gophers' streak of Frozen Four trips ends at six in year they are host.

Gophers women's hockey forward Taylor Williamson battled health issues to play again

She battled both brain surgery and an autoimmune disorder to play college hockey again.

Gophers turn back No. 1 Wisconsin for WCHA women's hockey title

By winning a must-win game, they clinched a berth in the NCAA tournament, where they will face the Badgers again.

Gophers earn shutout in WCHA semifinals, will face Wisconsin for the title

Grace Zumwinkle scored both Gophers' goals in a 2-0 victory to set up a critical WCHA finale at Ridder Arena.

Former U women's hockey star now taking aim at Gophers in WCHA

Nadine Muzerall is Minnesota's all-time leading scorer, a former top-notch assistant and now the Ohio State coach who could damage the Gophers' postseason hopes.

U.S. Bank Stadium needs 'expensive' blackout curtains for NCAA

NCAA insists environment in building must be consistent throughout Final Four. Stadium authority not releasing cost estimates, but chairman says "it will be expensive — obviously."