About Dan Wolken
BiographyDan Wolken, much like our nation’s 42nd president, grew up in Hot Springs, Ark. And much like Bill Clinton, he hopes to one day have his name on all road signs leading into his hometown. A 2001 graduate of Vanderbilt University, Wolken worked for nearly five years at the Colorado Springs Gazette, where he covered a variety of beats, including NCAA hockey, the Denver pro sports scene and Air Force Academy football and basketball. He moved to Memphis to cover the University of Memphis men's basketball program and now is an enterprise columnist in the Sports department. Wolken’s work garnered multiple awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors and Colorado Press Association.
- Sports enterprise columnist
08/23/2010 - current
- Tiger basketball reporter
10/09/2007 - 08/22/2010
Dan Wolken: Tigers' youth serves up loss
Published 12/24/2010 at midnight
Let there be no doubt, Georgetown 86, Memphis 69 will resonate for a long time in this city, where fans -- and maybe even some within the program -- were romanced into the idea that a return to Joey Dorsey-era ...
Dan Wolken: Talent isn't enough for Tigers
Published 12/17/2010 at midnight
When you're the Memphis Tigers and you're ranked 18th in the country and most of the basketball world thinks you're a fraud, you don't do this.
NBA commissioner Stern says league should transition to new economic model
Updated 12/15/2010 at 11:26 p.m.
David Stern said Wednesday that the league should transition to an economic model closer to the NFL.
Dan Wolken: Grizzlies win without needing rescue from Gay
Published 12/14/2010 at midnight
For Rudy Gay, dragging his teammates into the postseason should not always be a 40-minute-per-night job.
Dan Wolken: Media shouldn't be part of Heisman story
Published 12/11/2010 at midnight
Cam Newton will win the Heisman Trophy tonight, perhaps with one of the largest vote totals in the award's history, and the national conversation will not be about how he won it but whether he will keep it.
Dan Wolken: So long, coach Mullen; thanks for the memories
Published 12/09/2010 at midnight
Let's go ahead and stop with the crafty denials and the canned statements and the text messages to reporters about how happy Dan Mullen is at Mississippi State. If Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley offers Mullen that palatial seat in ...
Dan Wolken: Memphis Tigers' coach Pastner finally finds rebounder
Published 12/05/2010 at midnight
It was D.J. Stephens’ hustle and his hops that made the difference in Memphis’ 77-61 victory over Western Kentucky.
Dan Wolken: Memphian John Stokes finds calling while serving poor, sick
Published 11/26/2010 at midnight
He was born into a family of privilege, in a city where the dividing line between rich and poor is more pronounced than most.
Dan Wolken: Coleman goes from end of bench to first in scoring
Published 11/24/2010 at midnight
Will Coleman delivered a bevy of acrobatic dunks and strong rebounds that helped the Tigers run away from UT-Martin.
Dan Wolken: Victory University hopes for a ragtag-to-riches story
Published 11/19/2010 at midnight
Victory University, formerly Crichton College, has a collection of basketball players others cast aside or never wanted in the first place.
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