Dan Wolken, USA TODAY

Dan Wolken

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Atlanta, GA, United States

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Recent:
  • USA TODAY
  • North Jersey News
  • Knoxville News Sentinel
Past:
  • Naples Daily News
  • Enquirer
  • Lansing StateJournal
  • The Shreveport Times
  • ReporterNews
  • The Greenville News
  • 12 News
  • KING 5 News

Recent articles by Dan:

NCAA tournament Elite 8 preview: No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 11 Xavier

Both teams have never been to the Final Four and have a chance to make history. → Read More

Xavier's Chris Mack, step from Final Four, soon will be coach in demand

Mack has Xavier in a good place like counterpart Mark Few, entrenched at Gonzaga. → Read More

No. 1 Gonzaga knocks out No. 4 West Virginia, advances to Elite 8

Gonzaga and West Virginia met in the Sweet 16 with a berth in the Elite 8 on the line. → Read More

No. 11 Xavier shocks No. 2 Arizona to reach Elite 8

Arizona and Xavier met in the Sweet 16 with a berth in the Elite 8 on the line. → Read More

West Coast basketball back in championship mix

The last time a team from the Pacific/Mountain time zone won the title was 1997. → Read More

Once again, Arizona's Sean Miller crosses paths with Xavier, Chris Mack

The No. 2 seed Wildcats will face the Musketeers next week in the Sweet 16. → Read More

No. 2 Arizona outlasts No. 7 Saint Mary's to get back to the Sweet 16

The Gaels ultimately couldn’t make enough outside shots to pull the upset. → Read More

Apology from NCAA, not from Northwestern's Chris Collins after technical

The right call would have been key for Northwestern, but the T was costly. → Read More

Gonzaga ends Northwestern's NCAA tournament run to reach Sweet 16

Gonzaga is back in the Sweet 16 and Northwestern's magical NCAA tournament run is over. Nigel Williams-Goss led the way for the Bulldogs with 20 points in the 79-73 win that was more difficult than expected. → Read More

Gonzaga's Mark Few brings in out-of-work coaches as extra eyes

“I just have a soft spot for coaches that lose their jobs or whatever," Few says. → Read More

Arizona vs. St. Mary's: Friendly offseason scrimmages to March Madness clash

Sean Miller and Randy Bennett struck up a friendship that turned into practice games. → Read More

Heartache consumes Vanderbilt after painful, 'dumb' error

“One or two plays at the end doesn’t win or lose a game for us,” Bryce Drew said → Read More

Arizona, Gonzaga on collision course to break each other's hearts

Gonzaga, Wildcats coach Sean Miller each are seeking their first Final Four. → Read More

2017 NCAA tournament: West region analysis and capsules

A quick breakdown of every team in the West region ahead of March Madness. → Read More

The NCAA is coming hard for Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze

The Rebels football program has been charged with serious NCAA violations. → Read More

NCAA finding immunity useful in effort to crack difficult investigations

With limited tools at its disposal, NCAA enforcement has used immunity offers to crack several high-profile cases lately. Why enforcement director Jon Duncan believes in the tactic. → Read More

Big 12 withholding 25% of revenue from Baylor pending review of Title IX changes

The Big 12 board of directors announced it will withhold 25% of Baylor's revenue from the conference pending the results of an independent review into structural changes as a result of the sexual assault scandal. → Read More

Baylor fires assistant football coach arrested in prostitution sting

Baylor acknowledged it fired assistant strength and conditioning coach Brandon Washington on Monday. → Read More

Tom Brady is emphatic: 'There's no way' he retires now

Patriots QB makes it clear to Fox's Terry Bradshaw in now uncertain terms. → Read More

Being NFL MVP 'feels really good,' Falcons' Matt Ryan says

The Atlanta QB, of course, noted that team victories are what are really satisfying. → Read More