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Dan Wolken


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Recent articles by Dan:

Misery Index Week 7: Latest low for Louisville after loss to Boston College

In an athletic department under siege, Louisville hit a new low with the Cardinals football program falling to Boston College. → Read More

10 observations from Week 7: College football is the best

Even though it was a week without ranked team vs. ranked team, for much of the day college football was must-see TV. → Read More

NCAA has never seemed so impotent after decision on North Carolina academic scandal

The NCAA spent years and money investigating North Carolina for academic misconduct, and it turned out to a big waste with no punishment. → Read More

Detailed claims in Houston Nutt's lawsuit make case Ole Miss definitely owes an apology

From a legal perspective, there are contentious facts in the case. But Ole Miss foisted info on the public without regard for the truth. → Read More

If NCAA task force on fixing college hoops faces hard truths, there is an opportunity here

For Mark Emmert's task force on cleaning up college hoops to actually work, it has to face some hard truths. And make some real changes. → Read More

N.C. State negotiating with Dave Doeren on contract extension

The Wolfpack,w hich have started 5-1, are expected to make the announcement in the next few days. → Read More

Missouri's package deal for Michael Porter Jr. is refreshingly transparent

New Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin signed Michael Porter as an assistant, and he brought his talented sons. That actually is a transparent deal. → Read More

Misery Index Week 6: An offensive mess in Michigan after another loss to Michigan State

Another loss to Michigan State has put Michigan and Jim Harbaugh at the top this week's Misery Index. → Read More

College football's Week 6 winners and losers

Two of the big winners are Matt Campbell of Iowa State and Bronco Mendenhall of Virginia, whose teams each earned big wins. → Read More

Barry Odom has an uphill climb at Missouri, and he won't be going quietly

The Tigers go on the road for two SEC games, and they need to show some signs that Odom is building a program. → Read More

North Texas, MSU, ESPN #MeanGreen beef is over

North Texas was none too pleased that its team nickname, the "Mean Green," was used for Michigan State in an ESPN promotion, and it is taking action. → Read More

TCU's rebound under Gary Patterson shouldn't be surprise to anyone

Gary Patterson has shown before that his teams always bounce back after a subpar season. The Horned Frogs are doing it again. → Read More

Wolken: Loss exposes LSU's flawed hiring of Ed Orgeron

LSU settled for Ed Orgeron after not getting first choice and it is beginning to show. → Read More

Misery Index Week 5: Bad night in Baton Rouge exposes LSU's flawed hiring of Ed Orgeron

A stunning loss to Troy has illuminated the flawed decision LSU made to hire Ed Orgeron and have a contract with a $12 million buyout. → Read More

College football's Week 5 winners and losers

Coach Butch Jones got beat down at home by Georgia 41-0, ending a week that already was bad for the Vols. → Read More

Jerry Falwell Jr. believes religious bias kept Liberty out of a conference

Liberty's president claims a small number of presidents in each league objected based “purely” on religious grounds. → Read More

Not 'One Shining Moment': After FBI sting, college basketball should be very afraid

Though only a handful of schools will show up on the ESPN ticker, there is no coaching staff in the country that should feel safe today. → Read More

Misery Index Week 4: Reality check for Boise State after bad night against Virginia

A loss to Virginia should have been a wake up call to Boise State fans. The Broncos aren't going to be the same as they were under Chris Petersen. → Read More

Wins vs. Arkansas, SEC mediocrity can help Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin save his job

Texas A&M rallied to beat Arkansas in a key SEC victory, and the Aggies showed enough that, given the state of the SEC, Kevin Sumlin can survive. → Read More

Outside of Alabama, dissatisfaction among SEC fans is rampant, and growing

Arkansas, LSU, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Missouri and Auburn fans are getting restless, and the seats are warm for their coaches. → Read More