With his arrival at the University of Minnesota in the summer of 2017, Joe Hansen celebrates 10 years of experience in the field of athletic communications, previously serving as a student assistant, an intern, and a full-time director at universities in and around his hometown of Duluth, Minnesota.
Hansen spent his undergrad years working in the sports information office at his alma mater, the College of St. Scholastica, before graduating in 2011 and then served as a volunteer assistant before landing a paid position back in the field at the University of Minnesota Duluth. As a three-year intern for the Bulldogs, Hansen covered NCAA tournament appearances by the nationally-ranked UMD baseball, soccer, and volleyball teams as well as the rising men’s and women’s basketball teams. He then spent one season covering 19 sports as the Sports Information Manager for the University of Wisconsin Superior before landing with the Gophers. Hansen also spent two seasons as the official scorer for the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League.
Game 7: Illinois at Minnesota
10/16/2017 - Football
Minnesota hosts Illinois at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The game can be watched on the Big Ten Network and can be heard on KFAN.
Gulstene Embraces Challenges of College Game
10/16/2017 - W. Ice Hockey
Freshman goaltender Alex Gulstene is right at home in Maroon & Gold with the Gophers.
Gopher Duo Receives Weekly B1G Accolades
10/16/2017 - W. Volleyball
Alexis Hart and Samantha Seliger-Swenson received weekly Big Ten Conference awards, announced today by the conference office.