Work samples (2007 and earlier)

Before taking the position at USA TODAY in 2007, Dan was a freelance writer for various publications. Follow the links or download the .pdf files below to see some of his work:

Baseball | Football | Basketball | Hockey | Soccer | Swimming | Misc.

Other Stories from past years

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An appreciation of the Minor League career of Hank Bauer, from Published 2/9/07

The Portland Sea Dogs find a way to keep baseball on the front burner. Published 2/5/07

Red Sox spring training invitee Alberto Castillo has made an impact in winter ball. Published 1/26/07

Minor Leaguer Eugenio Velez is named Class A player of the year. Published 11/29/06

Minor Leaguer Juan Salas is named relief pitcher of the year. Published 11/29/06

Dan covered the four game International League series between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Durham Bulls for the Providence Journal in April, 2006.

Game 1

Game 2

Game 3

Game 4

It’s not easy to be a Minor League baseball player and have to pack up your life after you’ve been traded.

Some rookie level baseball players end up living in interesting places, like above a candy store.


The Southern Cayuga girls swim team celebrated a win by dunkingtheir coach in the pool.

The Section 3 swim meet at Nottingham High in Syracuse provided plenty of thrills.


An Albany football player deals with the loss of his younger brother in a car accident.

How do Syracuse-area high school football coaches handle an injured quarterback?

The Carolina Panthers knocked off the Buffalo Bills during the 2005 regular season.

The Carolina Panthers couldn’t put together a last minute drive in Philadelphia.

The Syracuse University football team couldn’t take advantage of a handful of turnovers in a loss to Virginia.

University of Michigan running back Mike Hart was bombarded with recruiting letters while in high school near Syracuse.


It took Greg Paulus getting knocked in the chin for the Duke Blue Devils to knock off the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

University of Maryland star Marissa Coleman helped the Terps beat Duke in the 2005 ACC Women’s basketball tournament.

The Greensboro A&T Men’s basketball team lost in the first round of the 2005 MEAC tournament.

The Greensboro A&T Women’s basketball team lost in the first round of the 2005 MEAC tournament.


The Providence Bruins were stunned by a third-period comeback from the Binghamton Senators.


This soccer game had a score similar to a football game.


Some people ditch traditional careers for stardom as athletes.
Miguel Angel Pena of the ONCE cycling team won the 2000 Tour of Andalusia.

The 2000 trials for the USA Track Cycling Team provided some good stories.

It’s easy to get ready for your first bike race if you follow these simple tips.


Skipper Paul Cayard led his team to victory in the 1998 Whitbread Round the World Race.

Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey thought he was going to end up coaching high school basketball somewhereinstead of meeting John Wooden.

One of the best marathoners in the USA is selling shoes in Syracuse.

Dan’s grad school final project was about The National Sports Daily. Check it out.

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