• Blue Star Media Go-To 25 High School Football Rankings; John Curtis scores big win

    BENSALEM, Pa. – For the second consecutive week, the Blue Star Media Go-To 25 rankings are static. The biggest movement was the loss by then-No. 3 Edna Karr (New Orleans). In a battle for Louisiana supremacy, the beat goes on as No. 23 John Curtis Christian (River Ridge, La.) pulled out a...

  • Blue Star Media Go-To 25 High School Football Rankings; Miami Central records big win

    BENSALEM, Pa. – There are no additions to the Blue Star Media Go-To 25 rankings. One team lost, another recorded a whopping road victory, and a few enjoyed bye weeks with more coming this weekend. The biggest shock came in south Florida, where defending Class 7A state champion No. 22 St. Thomas...

  • Blue Star Media Go-To 25 High School Football Rankings; California, Ohio teams join

    BENSALEM, Pa. – Now that the entire nation is up and running the Blue Star Media Go-To 25 rankings are in full stride. We’re starting to figure that No. 24 John Curtis Christian (River Ridge, La.) is a lighter version of last year’s team. Curtis was pounded by No. 4 St. Thomas...

  • Blue Star Media Go-To 25 High School Football Rankings; Miami school still on top

    BENSALEM, Pa. – Less than a month into the national high school football scene and there’s already a shakeup in the Blue Star Media Go-To 25 rankings. Top-ranked Booker T. Washington (Miami) has beaten the Nos. 2 and 3 preseason teams, earning bonus points for strength of schedule. No.  21 Cibolo (Texas)...

  • College Football honors Blue Star ace columnist Dick Weiss

    Dick Weiss, the influential and long-time sports writer with The New York Daily News and most recently a global columnist for Blue Star Media, will be jointly honored on Wednesday by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) and the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) when he is presented...

  • Blue Star Media Go-To 25 High School Football Rankings

    BENSALEM, Pa. – Following a long off-season full of recruiting twists, player transfers and coaching transactions, the Blue Star Media High School Football Go-To 25 rankings are here. Two of the top three teams in the Go-To 25 are Miami-Dade schools, including top-ranked Booker T. Washington. The rankings reflect the dominance of...

  • Newton’s Law: Philly PG a man in motion, defies speed

    UNION, N.J. — Think Sir Isaac Newton—that uber-genius 17th Century physicist—when placing a finger or getting a pulse of what makes Ja’Quan Newton (no relation?) go. The 6-foot-2, sinewy point guard from famed Neumann-Goretti High in Philadelphia is all about motion. He’s constantly a blur on the break. He can deliver those...

  • Texan Big Man ‘gets it’ at Nike Skills Academy

    UNION, N.J. – Hard to believe you can hide a skilled big man. It’s also galling when his measurements are 6-feet-10, 225 pounds, with a 7-2 wingspan. That was the case in Texas, where things done in a big way … as in one gigantic screw up. The story of upstart Myles...

  • Golden Girls: USA U16 nab FIBA Americas title routing Canada, Durr bags MVP

    CANCUN, Mexico – Ultimately it was a another rout but for at least a half, there were tense moments for the USA U16 Women. In a battle of undefeated teams that saw the game tied 27-all at halftime, the Americans rode a 31-7 third quarter to an eventual 82-48 win over Canada...

  • USA U16 Women Go for Gold

    CANCUN, Mexico – The USA Women’s U16 National Team continued it torrid pace Saturday. The Americans took control of its semifinal contest against host Mexico (2-2) in the first quarter and never looked back, sailing in for a 101-29 win on Saturday night at Polifórum Benito Juárez, advancing to the gold medal game...

  • USA U16 Women record third blowout victory in FIBA Americas

    CANCUN, Mexico – Another day, another lopsided scoreline for the USA Women’s U16 National Team. This was one ugly from the opening tip. Capitalizing on its depth and size advantage, the Americans drilled Costa Rica for a lopsided 106-19 win in the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship on Friday at Polifórum Benito Juárez....

  • USA U16 Women blast Argentina, 98-28

    CANCUN, Mexico – The beat goes on for the USA Women’s U16 National Team. With a comfortable 23-point lead at halftime, the Americans outscored Argentina 38-6 in the third quarter to blow the game wide open on its way to a 98-28 rout at the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship on Thursday. Asia...

  • Opening Act: USA U16 Women smack Brazil in 2013 FIBA Americas pool play

    CANCUN, Mexico — The USA U16 Women’s National Team jumped to an 8-0 lead in the first three minutes of its opening game against Brazil (0-1) in the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship,and looked back en route to a convincing 76-20 win on Wednesday at Polifórum Benito Juárez. Asia Durr of St....

  • Golden Moment: USA wins FIBA Americas U16 Men’s championship, Newman bags MVP

    MALDONADO, Uruguay – Malik Newman was good as advertised and so was the USA U16 men’s team. With the help of a decimating 28-7 second quarter, the USA Basketball Men’s U16 National Team (5-0) accomplished exactly what the previous two USA U16 squads did, vanquished all comers, including Argentina, 94-48, in the...

  • Going for Gold: USA U16 Men’s team advances to title game bouncing Puerto Rico

    MALDONADO, Uruguay – The USA Basketball Men’s U16 National Team will go for gold Saturday afternoon. In spite of a a slow start Friday, the Americans regrouped, surging past Puerto Rico, 93-64, and into the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship gold medal game. In the other medal semifinal, Argentina (3-1) knocked off Canada (3-1)...

  • Newman remains hot; USA U16 Men’s Team waltzes through pool play unbeaten

    MALDONADO, Uruguay — Malik Newman is in a zone. Newman of Callaway (Jackson, Miss.) poured in 26 points as the USA Basketball Men’s U16 National Team (3-0) outpaced Bahamas, 121-52, Thursday at the FIBA Americas U16 Championships. Newman, who notched his 26 points in just 20 minutes of action, hit a stellar...