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 Corruption scandal snares coach Sean Miller in its web

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif.– College basketball’s massive corruption scandal claimed another victim here last night. Arizona coach Sean Miller was caught on multiple FBI wiretaps talking about offering a recruit $100,000 to commit to Arizona. The conversations between Miller and Christian Dawkins, an runner for Andy Miller’s ASM Sports, involved 7-1 star freshman...

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    U.S. World Qualifying team blows by Cuba.

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif.—The undefeated United States World Cup qualifying team blew past Cuba, 84-48, here last night at the Kaiser Permanente Arena in the game that came dangerously close to never being played. When the Cubans initially applied for visas to come to this country, sources indicated their applications were denied. And...

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    The Other Shoe drops in College Basketball Corruption Case

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif.—The other shoe has fallen Players from more than 20 high profile schools have been...

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    Penn State Lions Roar Past Ohio State

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Happy days in Happy Valley. Who would have thought of Penn State as a basketball school? The Nittany Lions have been hidden for most of this season in the shadows of the school’s national ranked football program, national championship wrestling team and well-funded ice hockey team. But it...

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    Tar Heels rebound to beat Duke

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—Duke-North Carolina has always been the gold standard for rivalry games in college basketball. But this season has been different and difficult for both elite programs. Normally, this game is for first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference, but neither team is close to unbeaten Virginia in the standings. This...

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    St. John’s ends 11 game skid with win over Duke in Garden.

    NEW YORK—Duke didn’t see this one coming. The Blue Devils, a perennial ACC power, were ranked 4th in this week’s AP Top 25 poll. And they were playing a St. John’s team that had not won since Dec. 20 and were winless in 11 Big East games. But 6-1 sophomore guard Shamorie...

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    Alabama unleashes its newest star in national title game

    ATLANTA— The University of Alabama found the best possible way to showcase its newest star. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, a true freshman, came off the bench for ineffective starter Jalen Hurts at the start of the third quarter and personally took the game over here last night as the Crimson Tide rallied from...

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    Nick Saban faces former protegee Kirby Smart for national championship

    ATLANTA– Alabama coach Nick Saban is 11-0 when coaching against his former assistants. But the stage will be much bigger tonight and the stakes will be much higher when the Crimson Tide play Georgia in an all SEC showdown for the national championship and 66-year old Saban faces his former protegee and...

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    The SEC owns College Football

    ATLANTA—The South will rise again Monday night when Alabama will play SEC opponent Georgia for the national championship in the new Mercedes Benz Stadium here. A sellout crowd of 72,000, some paying more than $2,400 a ticket, and President Donald Trump will be in attendance to bear witness to the fact the...

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    Tide rolls into College Football Playoff finals.

    NEW ORLEANS—The message was clear. Don’t give Alabama’s hallowed coach Nick Saban 29 days to prepare for marquis opponent in a revenge game on a big stage like the College Football Playoff semi-finals. Clemson may have been the 2017 national champions, but they were just another burnt offering for the Tide, who...

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    Mayfield’s health key to Oklahoma’s chances in CFP game with Georgia

    NEW ORLEANS—Oklahoma’s All-America quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield will be the biggest star —and the biggest question mark—when the second-seeded Sooners play third seed Georgia in the College Football Playoff semi-finals Monday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Mayfield admitted he has been dealing with “flu like” symptoms after making...

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    Hunter Renfrow has owned Alabama

    NEW ORLEANS– Clemson slot back Hunter Renfrow may look unassuming when he takes the field against Alabama Monday night in the College Football playoff semi-finals here at the Super Dome. The Tigers’ baby faced red shirt junior is only 5-10, 180-pounds and was just 155 when he arrived on campus as a...

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    Alabama vs. Clemson: College football’s newest rivalry.

    NEW ORLEANS—Alabama has been a regular in the College Football Playoffs. The Tide has been selected to play in the national semi-finals all four times since the system underwent its latest change in 2014, winning a title in 2015. But this year, there was some debate about whether Alabama, which is 11-1...

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    USA Basketball announces Women’s World Cup pool

    USA Basketball has announced its 29 player women’s pool for the 2018 World Cup to be held...

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    NCAA Movers and Shakers Weigh in on Corruption Scandal

    NEW YORK– The latest NCAA basketball corruption scandal has left a nasty scar on the sport that...

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    Villanova Building Bridges with big win over Gonzaga at the Garden

    NEW YORK– Villanova has arguably been the hottest team in the country since the Cats have come home from the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas. They blew away Penn, 90-62, in a City Series game Jake Nevin Arena in the Main line last Wednesday, beat Big 5 arch rival St. Joseph’s...