Dick Weiss

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    It’s Miller time in the Bahamas

    PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas– When Lea Miller first arrived here four years ago with ideas on expanding the sports culture of this island country, she found a blank canvas on which she could paint. No one expected the attractive 30-some blonde, a former scholarship tennis player at Wake Forest and Georgia Tech with a passion for basketball and a penchant for marketing, would create a...

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    Legendary girls coach allegedly bites player

          Leake, Miss. Academy’s Doyle Wolverton, the nation’s second-winningest girls basketball coach, allegedly bit one of his players during a game at Columbia Academy last week, an incident report filed with the Leake County Sheriff’s Department, according to information obtained by the Jackson, Miss. Clarion Ledger. Wolverton reportedly resigned Monday, though the Leake Academy coach...

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    Boys National Basketball Player Recruiting Rankings

    Dick Weiss Top 25 Player recruiting summary for early period.   The school that got the biggest impact players was Duke, which signed 6-10 Jahlil Okafor of Chicago Whitney Young, the best post player who play for Team USA Grass Roots teams in recent history. Okafor was was the MVP of the FIBA...

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    Men’s College Class Recruiting Rankings

    Dick Weiss top 25 recruiting summary for early period.   Kentucky has finished on top of the Men’s early season College Recruiting rankings, signing three of the top 20 prospects — 6-10 pf Trey Lyles of Indianapolis Arsenal, 7-1 center Karl owns of St. Joseph’s of Metuchen, N.J. and 6-5 guard Devon Booker...

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    Top 25 boys basketball rankings

    Dick Weiss top 25 summary for early period. Kentucky has finished on top of the boys’ early season rankings, signing three of the top 20 prospects — 6-10 pf Trey Lyles of Indianapolis Arsenal, 7-1 center Karl owns of St. Joseph’s of Metuchen, N.J. and 6-5 guard Devon Booker of Moss Point, Miss–...

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    Heisman Trophy turning into a soap opera again

    PHILADELPHIA — The Heisman Trophy race has turned into a soap opera again. This latest controversy to plague college football’s  biggest award occurred this week when multiple sources reported Florida State redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston, one of the front runners along with Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and Texas A & M quarterback Johnny Manziel, was being investigated by Tallahassee...

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    Wiggins lives up to potential in second half of Kansas victory over Duke

    CHICAGO — Suddenly, all those red flags NBA scouts have been waving at Andrew Wiggins have disappeared. The 6-8 Canadian import, who has been unfairly compared to LeBron James ever since he arrived in Lawrence last summer and then criticized for not having a position at the next level, may not be the second...

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    O’Bannon law suit losing steam

    CHICAGO— Ed O’Bannon’s case against the NCAA appears to have lost considerable steam. U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken has certified the lawsuit as a class action, but with a significant catch. She certified the class solely for injuncitve relief which means current division I basketball players and FBS football players can continue to...

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    Tom Izzo Bucks the trend of one and dones

    CHICAGO-– College basketball is rapidly escalating into an unwanted arms race. University of Kentucky coach John Calipari fired the first salvo when he began recruiting and signing an assembly line of blue chip prospects who had to potential to be one and dones. To date, he has sent 17 players to the NBA first...

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    Is Julius Randle the best college player in the country?

    CHICAGO— The hype for the Andrew Wiggins-Jabari Paker matchup when Kansas meets Duke in the Champions Classic doubleheader at the United Center here Tuesday night has been over the top. The 6-8 Wiggins from Kansas, a Canadian import who has already announced this will be his one and only year in college, was the consensus...

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    NBA making push into Southeast Asia

    When Mike Flynn of Blue Star and I visited Jakarta recently to cover the FIBA U18 World Championships last month, all anyone could talk about was the upcoming Oct. 10 NBA exhibition game between the Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers’ in Manila in the Philippines. Despite heavy rains, the game drew a near sellout crowd of 12,885 to  Mall of...

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    Grambling Tigers’ rag about administration, forfeit game to Jackson State

    Grambling State’s storied football program football suffered its worst embarrassment ever Saturday when players, protesting their treatment and overall decaying state of the program refused to board the buses Friday afternoon for a road game at Jackson State, which was later declared a forfeit. According to a report from the Shreveport Times, the players are upset about how the administration has handled...

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    VCU gets Smart, wins big with pressure.

    NEW YORK – The calls have come in from North Carolina State, Minnesota and UCLA, just to mention a few. But each time, VCU coach Shaka Smart has politely declined, resisting the temptation of a BCS contract to stay put at the Atlantic 10 school in Richmond, where he has continued a tradition started by...

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    High powered anti-trust lawyer to take aim at NCAA, Bloomberg reports

    College athletes who want to be paid for their services by the National College Athletic Association, have found a powerful allie as they continue to take legal steps against what they consider unfair rules abuse by the governing body for college sports. Jeff Kessler, a highly successful anti-trust attorney who helped bring free agency to the National Football League,...

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    U18 men’s loss in 3×3 wc points out flaws in overreliance on dunk

    SINGAPORE– The shock waves are still reveberating through USA Basketball Grass roots after the U18 world 3×3championships in Jakarta. The U.S. men’s team, which had rolled through pool play, lost to a Lithuanian team that finished fourth in its group, 15-12, in the round of 16 Saturday night and was eliminated from the tournament before the final...

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    Earl Campbell calls for Mack Brown to step down

    In the midst of an unsettling season, this was probably the last thing Texas football  coach Mack Brown needed to hear. Brown, who has already  been taking heat for the Longhorns’ 2-2 start, had to digest the idea of former Heisman Trophy  winner Earl Campbell, one of the most popular players in the modern history of...