Dan Wolken, USA TODAY

Dan Wolken

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Atlanta, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Dan:

UNLV's new athletics director gets to know campus by living in a dorm

Desiree Reed-Francois wants to send the message that her department will be humble and work really hard. → Read More

Bob Stoops walks away a winner, still at the top of his game

At only 56, many will wonder why? But now he gets to enjoy the life he has earned. → Read More

Why is Ole Miss going to such great, and risky, lengths to save Hugh Freeze?

Throughout its NCAA ordeal, Mississippi has constantly said it's eager to tell its side of the story. Now it has with its response to the Notice of Allegations accusing coach Hugh Freeze of Level I violations. → Read More

SEC changes graduate transfer rule opens door for Malik Zaire to Florida

Florida will be able to bring in graduate transfer quarterback Malik Zaire from Notre Dame following a rule change the SEC made official as its spring meetings concluded Friday. → Read More

Butch Jones needs to win, or no amount of explaining will satisfy Tennessee fans

Four years into his tenure at Tennessee, it’s still up for debate whether Butch Jones is a good enough coach to win titles or a good personality fit in the highly scrutinized environment he signed up for. → Read More

Dawn Staley would accept invitation to White House to meet President Trump

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley said she has not yet received an invitation to bring her national championship-winning team to the White House but said she would have no problem meeting with President Trump. → Read More

Don't move Auburn to SEC East; just get rid of divisions altogether

This won't happen anytime soon, but it would be the best solution to many problems. → Read More

SEC coaches con fans by opposing graduate transfer rule, early signing period

SEC football coaches already have all the advantages stacked in their favor, so when they criticize the league's stringent rule on graduate transfers and a new early signing period, it comes off as self-serving. → Read More

North Carolina disputes NCAA findings in response to Notice of Allegations

The University of North Carolina is digging in against the NCAA in its years-long fight over the scope of academic fraud allegations involving classes taken by athletes in the African-American studies department. → Read More

David Boren realignment rhetoric should keep Big 12 on edge

A lifelong politician, it shouldn’t be a surprise Oklahoma president David Boren won't be silent when it comes to conference realignment talk. His latest addressing of the Big 12's future should worry the league. → Read More

17 D-I teams don't make NCAA grade, banned from postseason

The newest report hits HBCUs hardest, but NCAA says overall scores have improved. → Read More

Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby on sloppy track

Always Dreaming beats runner-up Lookin At Lee by nearly three lengths. → Read More

Always Dreaming has perfect Derby after trainer's smart move

Always Dreaming avoided traffic, a credit to jockey John Velazquez. Now we'll see if the Derby champ has what it takes to win the Preakness. → Read More

Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby

Always Dreaming was the fifth straight favorite to win the Kentucky Derby. → Read More

Kentucky Derby has no clear favorite

Twenty horses will run for the roses on Saturday. → Read More

Kentucky Derby picks are muddled, but pivot on Irish War Cry

Classic Empire is the Kentucky Derby favorite, but even the top contenders have questions. → Read More

Kentucky Derby announcer Larry Collmus says there's no perfect call

Larry Collmus faces a unique challenge in his seventh year as voice of the Derby on NBC. → Read More

Favorite Classic Empire draws ideal post position in Kentucky Derby

Favorite Classic Empire will break from the No. 14 gate on Saturday in the Kentucky Derby. → Read More

Brooklyn Boyz have magical week in Kentucky Derby debut

For Anthony Bonomo, it's been a fairy tale rise in horse racing, but not without controversy. Bonomo is a co-owner of Derby leading contender Always Dreaming. → Read More

Stanford OL A.T. Hall expects Cardinal to start strong in 2017

Senior A.T. Hall talks about what went wrong last season. → Read More