Nate Wolf

Freelance Journalist and Communications Strategist

United States

I am a communications strategist, editor and freelance journalist. I have authored articles for Deadspin, These Football Times, NBA Math, BBall Index, Fansided, and more. While at the University of Virginia, I served as Copy Editor and Senior Producer for The Pioneer, an online multimedia publication covering entrepreneurship and social interest stories in Charlottesville, VA.

You can find more of my work by clicking on my author pages at any of the websites linked below.



Breaking The Lines
Why Chelsea Need N'Golo Kanté Now More Than Ever

There are no two ways about it: Chelsea Football Club has had an all-time great transfer window. Club director Marina Granovskaia has managed to sign Timo Werner and Kai Havertz-Germany's two hottest commodities-in addition to Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, and Malang Sarr. All told, Roman Abramovich has shelled out roughly £200 million in...

Waiting For The Revolution At Soccer Analytics Bootcamp

When the 2019 Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham kicked off, I wasn't jammed into a sports bar downing beers with hundreds of other soccer-mad Americans, as I had originally planned to be.

NBA Math
La Pausa: How Trae Young Uses Father Time to Manipulate Defenses | NBA Math

If you've ever watched professional soccer with a hardcore fan, you've likely experienced that odd moment when your viewing partner applauds a play that, to the casual eye, seems completely innocuous. It happens once or twice each match, often when a player dwells on the ball and draws in a defender or two before delivering a simple pass to a teammate.

Basketball Index
Bradley Beal is more athletic than we thought

The Washington Wizards' season should've been over the moment John Wall elected to have surgery on the nagging bone spurs in his left heel. It really should've been. Wall has been the franchise's catalyst since entering the league in 2010, handling a herculean workload and a near monopoly over playmaking duties.

The Basketball Writers
Here’s Why Golden State Warriors Traded for Andrew Wiggins

Eighteen months ago, the Golden State Warriors had just captured their third title in four years, and the Minnesota Timberwolves were fresh off their first playoff appearance since 2004. Champagne popped, optimism was in the air and then came the fall from grace.

NBA Math
Can We Just Admit Devin Booker Is Good? | NBA Math

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker underwent surgery a couple weeks ago to repair a joint in his hand you should not try to pronounce, and his recovery timeline of six weeks means the 21-year-old will miss this year's training camp and, potentially, the first week or two of the season.

These Football Times
How Kylian Mbappé defined the striker of the future against Argentina

Twenty minutes into France's 4-3 victory over Argentina in the World Cup round of 16, restarted play with a long ball from deep in his own half. He hit the ball with so much venom, and it flew so high, that I didn't think it had an intended recipient.

Everything Else

Clyde Group
Get Ready to Talk About Bitcoin | Clyde Group

The value of Bitcoin has increased by roughly 300% over the past six months. Household name corporations-such as PayPal, Square, and Tesla-are noted cryptocurrency devotees, and prominent analysts expect crypto to attract even greater attention over the coming years. Essentially any company that exchanges large amounts of currency needs to be prepared to discuss cryptocurrency.

Clyde Group
Universities Can't Blame Their Way Out of COVID-19 | Clyde Group

After the University of Alabama announced a 500-case outbreak of COVID-19-now well over 1,000-President Dr. Stuart Bell called the news "unacceptable" in a stern campus-wide message. "Those who blatantly disregard the rules will not be given the option of jeopardizing the semester for everyone else," he wrote in a later note.

Clyde Group
The Lincoln Project: Is Trolling Communications' New Normal? | Clyde Group

One of the most unexpected entrants into the 2020 U.S. political maelstrom has been The Lincoln Project. Founded by a group of veteran Republican operatives, the organization has aired viral ads attacking Donald Trump-ostensibly a member of their own party-and garnered coverage in the nation's largest publications.