Since the National Basketball Association prohibited players from jumping straight from high school to the league in 2006, the nations top recruits have had to play one year in college prior to making the jump to the pros.

This year’s top recruit is Ben Simmons.

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Simmons began playing basketball at age 7.

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Just five games into his college basketball career and already LSU freshman Ben Simmons has reached near legendary status.

At 6-10 and 240 pounds, Simmons is freakishly athletic. He has size and bulk of a true post player, but the skill, ball-handling and floor vision of a point guard.

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If you read message boards, then you are likely to have read endless posts calling for Les Miles' job.

Without question, there is a contingent of LSU fans who believe the Tiger head man has underachieved during his tenure, and that group has been adamant about their stance.

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Each Sunday we'll provide you with the top story lines from the day's action, beginning with the top plays of the day, and look ahead to the next week's matchups.

The College Football Playoff picture cleared up considerably Saturday with when No. 6 Baylor, No. 7 Stanford and No. 9 LSU all lost.

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It wouldn't be a fall weekend in 2015 without some absolutely insane college football action. Lets review:

* No. 8 Baylor Falls To No. 12 Oklahoma

Well, this will likely end the Bears hopes of getting into the College Football Playoff. A week after TCU fell in Stillwater to No.

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A darkness permeated throughout the Crescent City Monday morning, following one of the worst New Orleans sports weekends in recent memory. Hopes were dashed upon the rocks of reality as all of our lofty expectations proved to be nothing more than mirages in a winless desert.

The Pelicans lost twice, LSU not only lost but shook the confidence of the purple and gold fanbase, and the Saints fell in heartbreaking fashion to a team with a .166 winning percentage.

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John Curtis offensive lineman Willie Allen was presented with his Under Armour All-America Game jersey on Tuesday morning and dropped his top five as well following the ceremony.

The 6-foot-7, 300-pound Allen is ranked as a five-star prospect and the No.

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"Well my team lost, but at least my other team won."

This weekend, not so much.

The New Orleans Saints' 34-28 overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans put a capper on a difficult weekend for local sports fans. The two major local college teams, LSU and Tulane, both lost as well (LSU struggled on the road against Alabama while Tulane's offense couldn't produce in a home loss to UConn), and the Pelicans reached new lows falling to 0-6 Saturday evening.

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There’s always been a disconnect between the accolades LSU gives itself for academic achievement and the bottom line results that come from national rankings.  Louisiana’s flagship rarely cracks the top 100 universities in the U.S., with a majority of SEC schools outperforming LSU year after year. In the 2015 rankings by US News and World Report, LSU comes in at 149. 

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hope 4Summer is over when Saints and colleges tee it up

I hope you enjoyed your summer, because this is the week it ends. I know it’s a bit hard to realize as you soak in a cauldron of humid 90-degree days, but summer as you have known it and enjoyed it is over! Since this space is meant to inform as much as entertain, let us remind you that Labor Day on September 7 is the symbolic end to summer, although the scientific end does not come until the autumnal equinox when the sun crosses the plane of the earth’s equator around September 22.

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