Dick Weiss

  • Dick Weiss
    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...

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    Diana Taurasi Sets the Standard for Team USA Olympic Women’s Basketball team

    RIO DE JANEIRO — The United States’ Women’s Senior national team may be too good for its own good. Team USA brushed away France, 86-67, here last night in the Olympic semi-finals at Carioca Arena I to advance to Saturday afternoon’s Olympic gold medal game against Spain. If they win their sixth...

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    Team USA rediscovers its Rhythm in Olympic rout of Argentina

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil– Kevin Durant is the most gifted offensive player on Team USA’s Olympic basketball team. But there has been times during the early stages of this tournament when he looked like a missing superstar who was holding his scoring ego in check. The Golden State Warriors’ versatile 6-10 All...

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    Team USA Cruises past Japan with Huge Second Half

    RIO DE JANEIRO — That’s 47 consecutive Olympic victories and counting. The United States’ senior women’s basketball...

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    There is More Than One Dream Team in Women’s Basketball.

    RIO DE JANEIRO — There has been a rush to judgment to declare the 2016 Olympic women’s basketball team the best ever to play internationally before this tournament is over. And while the margin of victory so far– 105-62– could back up that claim, it is hard to say whether this Geno...

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    The NBA championship is bigger than an Olympic gold medal for Team USA

    RIO DE JANEIRO — It sounded like a good idea when the International Olympic Committee voted after the 1988 summer games in Seoul to allow professional basketball players to compete in the Olympic games. In theory, it was supposed to guarantee better TV rating and increased interest from both viewers and fans,...

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    Team USA men’s Olympic team Still Searching for Killer Instinct

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil– Too much drama. Team USA insists on providing more fourth quarter suspense in this Olympic men’s basketball tournament than is absolutely necessary. The United States defeated France, 100-97, here Sunday at Carioca Arena finish pool play with a 5-0 record and advance to the quarterfinals in the knockout...