Dick Weiss

  • Dick Weiss
    Deshaun Watson lifts Clemson to the top of college football

    TAMPA, Fla.– Deshaun Watson wrote the latest chapter in his legendary career here last night. Clemson’s dynamic junior quarterback completed 36 of 56 passes for 420 yards and three touchdowns– including the game winner on a two yard pass to one-time walk on Hunter Renfro with one second remaining— as the Tigers (14-1) defeated...

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    Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is the difference in this CFP championship game.

    TAMPA, Fla.– It is hard to dispute the power of Alabama since Nick Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa. He has built his own dynasty and will try to win its fifth national championship in eight years Monday when the top-seeded Tide (14-0) plays second-seeded Clemson (13-1) in the College Football Playoff national championship game here at Raymond...

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    Alabama gambles switching offensive coordinators will pay off in the end.

    TAMPA, Fla.– Jalen Hurts may be the new kid on the block at Alabama, but the 6-2, 210 pound quarterback from Channelview, Tex. has chance to enhance the Tide’s rich history Monday when undefeated 14-0 SEC champion Alabama plays ACC champion Clemson (13-1) in a rematch of last year’s College Football Playoff championship game Clemson at Raymond James Stadium. Hurts, who...

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    Deshaun Watson performs like the Best Player in college football

    GLENDALE, ARIZ.– Deshaun Watson’s performance in Clemson’s 31-0 victory over Ohio State in the College Footballl Playoff semi-finals here Saturday raises an obvious question. If the Heisman Trophy balloting were held today, who would win the award? The easy answer is Watson, who dazzled the sellout crowd of 71,297 at the University of...

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    Swinney has no interest in expanding the College Football Playoffs

    PARADISE, Ariz.– The College Football Playoffs get underway Saturday with two semi-finals featuring top seeded-Alabama vs. fourth-seeded Washington at the Peach in Atlanta and second seeded Clemson vs. third-seeded Ohio State at the Fiesta Bowl in nearby Glendale. Some fans are still clamoring for a bigger playoff bracket and even NCAA executive director Mark Emmert has...

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    Ohio State quarterback JT Barrett looking to make most of second chance

    PARADISE, Ariz.– Ohio State redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett had a  signature season in 2014, stepping into the spotlight as a freshman two years ago after a training camp injury to starter Braxton Miller and putting the Buckeyes in position to win the Big Ten championship. But, he never got a chance to finish the job...

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    Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson ready to prove Heisman voters wrong

    PARADISE, Ariz.– Clemson’s spectacular junior quarterback Deshaun Watson may have finished second to Lamar Jackson of Louisville in the Heisman Trophy balloting, but he still feels he is the best player in the country, no matter how the voters decided. “I’m the best player in the country. That’s how I think. That’s how I feel. People have their...

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    Ohio State’s Curtis Samuel rekindles Erasmus Hall’s proud legacy

    PARADISE, Ariz.– Ohio State’s versatile slot back/receiver Curtis Samuel graduated from arguably the most famous high school in Brooklyn. Erasmus Hall, which is located on Flatbush Ave. and once had an enrollment of 6,000 students. It was founded in 1787 and named for the Dutch philosopher, whose statue stands in the courtyard next to one of the oldest standing buildings in...

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    Kentucky Creates Tropical Storm in the Bahamas.

    PARADISE ISLAND, the Bahamas– The biggest question for Kentucky now is no longer whether they can be a national championship contender, but rather how good they can be in March. This team has length, athleticism and shooters. It may be the quickest Kentucky team of the John Calipari era and these Cats don’t take plays off defensively. The top-ranked Cats (7-0) may be young, with six...

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    Top-ranked Kentucky discovers Paradise.

    PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas– Top-ranked Kentucky is looking to make the Atlantis Resort here a home away from home. The Wildcats, who took a foreign tour here two years ago to play exhibition games against three FIBA teams, have scheduled a ESPN game against Arizona State here at 7 p.m. Monday night at the 3,900-seat Imperial Ballroom. Wildcats’ Hall...

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    Baylor makes Louisville disappear in second half to win Battle 4 Atlantis title

    PARADISE ISLAND, the Bahamas– Louisville played near perfect basketball for the first half of championship game against Baylor in their Battle 4 Atlantis tournament here at the Atlantis Resort. Then the sky caved in. Baylor, which trailed, 32-12, late in the first half and was down 44-24 with 16:36 to play, staged an epic comeback...

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    Louisville matchup zone shocks Wichita State

    PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas– Louisville’s grueling 68-62 overtime victory against Old Dominion in the opening round of Battle For Atlantis ended close to 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning and the Cardinal players finally got out of the locker room at the Atlantis Resort’s Imperial Ballroom an hour later. But, even though the Cardinals had a quick 11-hour...

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    Michigan State Building New Bridges.

    PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas– Miles Bridges became a celebrity long before he played his first college game. Michigan State’s powerful 6-7 freshman forward found himself on Sporting News first team pre-season All American team and was named to the Wooden Award Top 50 for the Big Ten Spartans, who were looking for ways to reinvent themselves after National Player of the...

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    Team USA Men Enter A Golden Era

    RIO DE JANEIRO– Kevin Durant continues to be the biggest story of this NBA off season. Durant opened...

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    Team USA Women’s Basketball Team creates Huge Gap with the Rest of the World

    RIO DE JANEIRO — The scores of the United States’ women’s basketball games in this Olympics have...

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    Jordan changes the rules as Team USA defeats Spain

    RIO DE JANEIRO– It’s fair to say that 6-11 1/2, 265-pound center DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers has been the biggest surprise of this United States Olympic team. Jordan, who was not selected to last year’s NBA All Star game, was a surprise choice as a first team All NBA...