Dan Wolken

Dan Wolken

National columnist @USATODAYSports, focusing on college football/basketball and other big stories. Send tips, ideas and requests to dwolken@usatoday.com

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COLUMN: The 76ers' "Process" will be remembered as a failure because the Atlanta Hawks rebuilt quicker and better. via @USATODAY 

COLUMN: College football's champion under the proposed 12-team playoff could play 16 or 17 games in a season. We're really going to do that without paying the players? via @USATODAY 

When I asked on the conference call yesterday about the length of the season, Jack Swarbrick basically said that it's just one more game for a few teams. But it's one more game on top of the one more game you added in 2014. On top of the one more game you added before that.

Clint Capela on Joel Embiid: "Whenever you wear him out, everything becomes tougher for him. When the fatigue comes in, it's a different ballgame."

COLUMN: NBA needs to acknowledge its overly ambitious regular-season schedule was a mistake via @USATODAY 

Reminder: Mark Emmert, who spearheaded this legal strategy along with his consigliere Donald Remy, just got a contract extension

The NCAA hung onto amateurism’s last breath because it counted on America’s institutions - and the general public - to have its back. But now the NCAA is out of friends, and as usual, they’re the last ones to know.


BREAKING from @cbrennansports : IOC member says that 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be postponed due to coronavirus pandemic via @USATODAY 

Irresponsible for media outlets to speculate about who else was on the plane. Get the info or don’t say anything. The stakes are too high here in this tragedy.

Dabo Swinney swept a racially charged incident during a practice between a white coach and a black player under the rug. If you are a former CFB player who has a similar story to tell at your program, my DMs are open.

COLUMN: the Oklahoma State uprising isn’t about Mike Gundy’s t-shirt. It’s about college athletes figuring out who their coaches really are. via @USATODAY 

BREAKING: The AAC tournament is going to be cancelled, per a source. First domino to fall.

On this day four years ago, Colin Kaepernick began his peaceful protests during the national anthem via @usatoday 

Andy Reid on his nine grandchildren: “They keep you young. And at the same time they make you feel old. It’s kind of like sweet and sour pork.”