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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Novak Djokovic claims he had COVID-19 last month and met the requirements to travel to Australia via @USATODAY 

Every year I'm reminded what an ugly trophy the College Football Playoff came up with.

The half smile from Saban. Uh oh.

For all intents and purposes, college football ends on New Years Day. The deeper you get into January, the national appetite for the sport decreases by the day. If they don’t account for this in the next version of the playoff, the ratings will only get worse

ESPN analyst Greg McElroy challenges top draft prospect Kayvon Thibodeaux to take IQ, Wonderlic test via @USATODAY 

I don’t know anything about Nick Saban’s politics but if he had chosen that for his career he’d have been better at it than just about anyone and done more for his constituents than most of the folks who do get in office. And I wouldn’t say that about many football coaches.


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.

This is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen

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COLUMN: Atlanta Braves make unfortunate anti-vaccine statement with Travis Tritt as NLCS anthem singer via @USATODAY 

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