Dick Weiss

Dick Weiss is a sportswriter and columnist who has covered college football and college and professional basketball for the Philadelphia Daily News and the New York Daily News for 40 years. He has also co-written seven books with Rick Pitino, John Calipari, Dick Vitale and authored a tribute book on Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski.

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    NCAA settles compensation case

    A federal judge in California has granted approval to $208.7 million settlement that will compensate thousands of student-athletes who received traditional college scholarships rather than a relatively new version that covers full cost of attending school, according to a report in USA Today. The deal wraps up the damages portion of a...

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    Allen Steals the Spotlight as Duke defeats Michigan State

    CHICAGO– Say what you want about Duke’s senior guard Grayson Allen. Everyone else in the Atlantic Coast Conference does. Call him a dirty player, the player everyone loves to hate. Say he likes to flop. Worse yet, say he has been under more scrutiny than any college player following numerous tripping incidents....

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    UCLA three suspended indefinitely.

    The UCLA three are back in the United States today, saved by what President Donald Trump said could have been 10 years in prison. Li Angelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill seems properly chastened after being arrested last week for shoplifting from three stores in a high end mall near their...

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    Michigan State star crossing new Bridges.

    NEW YORK– The BIG has built its reputation in men’s college basketball with coaches who are excellent teachers and have a history of developing good players into NBA prospects. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is a classic example. Izzo has produced 25 players who have made an appearance in an NBA game...

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    Auburn Coach Refuses to Cooperate with Internal Probe

    Auburn men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl is refusing to cooperate in the school’s internal investigation into his program and university officials have advised him that is in jeopardy if he doesn’t. Auburn officials retained a law firm to conduct an internal investigation after associate coach Chuck Person was arrested Sept. 26 as...

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    Three UCLA players arrested in China. for shoplifting.

    Li Angelo Ball and two other UCLA teammates, who were arrested Tuesday in mainland China on suspicion of shop lifting– are now officially ugly Americans who could face between three and 10 years in prison if convicted. The sentencing guidelines could shift depending on the amount that the Chinese could prove was...

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    Two Key Auburn players suspended.

    PHILADELPHIA– Auburn has lost two of its best players for the foreseeable future. Franchise center Austin Wiley, who participated for USA Basketball inhe World U 19 championship last summer; and forward Daniel Purifoy has been suspended beginning with the Tigers’ game against Division II Barry tonight, in the wake of their suspected...

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    BIG commissioner Jim Delany not surprised by scandal.

    NEW YORK– Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany says he was not shocked by the FBI investigation into college basketball because of the history of federal law enforcement investigating the sport. Last month, ten men, including a senior Adidas official and four prominent college assistant coaches, were arrested and charged with using thousands...

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    Playing for the Long Haul at Villanova.

    NEW YORK– Villanova junior point guard Jalen Brunson heard all about the crosstown Big 5 rivalry between Temple and the Rollie Massimino’s Big East Wildcats from his father Rick when he was growing up in Lincolnshire, Ill. Rick Brunson was a star guard for Hall of Fame coach John Chaney when the...

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    NCAA reportedly investigating Kansas’ sponsorship with Adidas

    The FBI, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, has confirmed it is investigating the University of Kansas and its sponsorship with Adidas following the scandal that created tremors across the college basketball landscape, according to the Daily Kansan, the school’s student newspaper. But it told the Kansan it cannot...

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    NCAA forms committee to save college basketball.

    The NCAA has stepped up its efforts to sanitize college basketball with the announcement it will form...

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    Elite Players at UBA Basketball camp touched by Investigation.

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—USA Basketball put together its best mini-camp ever here this week, bringing 54 elite players...

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    Zion the Lion makes case as best prospect in Class of 2018.

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— It hasn’t taken long for Zion Williamson to become a YouTube and Twitter sensation. The muscular 6-7, 230-pound power forward from small, academically challenging Spartanburg, S.C. Day School, a private PK through 12 private school that built a reputation for sending 100 percent of its graduates to college, has...

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    Bird can still fly for Team USA

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif.– When Sue Bird was a young 24-year old WNBA star with the Seattle Storm,...

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    Olympic women’s coaches, players concerned about NCAA scandal

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif.—The growing college basketball recruiting scandal reverberated Saturday throughout the gym at Westmont College, an NAIA school near the beaches of this coastal paradise where the U.S. women’s senior basketball team is holding its first mini-camp prior to the 2018 World Cup next summer in the Canary Islands. None of...

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    Feds expand probe to include Nike elite youth league.

    Federal investigators look like they are playing hard ball with the college basketball corruption investigation. According to a report posted by Forbes writer Darren Heitner, federal authorities have expanded their investigation to another shoe company and have subpoenaed records and testimony from Nike employees involved in youth sports. The FBI is specifically...