Louisiana State Rumors & News

  • Shaq's son Shareef O'Neal has favorite colleges picked out

    Sporting News "Shaquille O'Neal's son will likely follow in his father's footsteps, but don't expect him to go to his alma mater, LSU. Shareef O'Neal, a four-star power forward in the 2018 recruiting class, told his father he was interested in Duke, Kentucky and Michigan State, Shaq said on his podcast..." June 02

  • Blakeney to Return for Sophomore Season

    247 Sports "LSU guard Antonio Blakeney, a member of the 2016 Southeastern Conference All-Freshman team, has announced on Tuesday that he will not submit his name for information on the upcoming NBA Draft and will return to play his sophomore season for the Tigers. The deadline for official paperwork to be..." April 19

  • LSU freshman guard Antonio Blakeney to test NBA Draft stock, will not hire agent

    SEC Country "SU freshman Antonio Blakeney announced on Friday that he will make a run at going pro this spring, but he could return to LSU for the 2016-17 season. Blakeney is taking advantage of a new rule that allows college players to test their status as NBA prospects without officially declaring for the..." April 01

  • LSU's Tim Quarterman to enter draft

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Tim Quarterman will enter the NBA Draft and hire an agent, Yahoo Sports reported Sunday evening. LSU coach Johnny Jones hinted that a definite possibility, if not likelihood, the junior guard would do so, joining freshman forward Ben Simmons as the team's early entrees." March 28

  • LSU retaining head coach Johnny Jones

    The Score "A disastrous season will not cost LSU head coach Johnny Jones his job. Despite failing to qualify for the NCAA tournament and becoming the brunt of many jokes nationwide, athletic director Joe Alleva told Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports on Wednesday that Jones will return to the Tigers next..." March 23

  • No. 17 Texas A&M routs LSU

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- In a week filled with drama, there was none in No. 17 Texas A&M's 71-38 demolition of LSU in a Southeastern Conference tournament semifinal game at the Bridgestone Arena on Saturday. Eleven players scored for the Aggies (26-7), led by center Tonny Trocha-Morelos (13..." March 12

  • LSU 84, Tennessee 75

    The Sports Xchange "Thanks to one prized freshman, LSU survived an extended absence from another freshman to knock off 12th-seeded Tennessee 84-75 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Freshman guard Antonio Blakeney pumped in a..." March 11

  • Ben Simmons shows the NCAA why the one-and-done rule is a sham

    USA Today "Ben Simmons, the freshman forward for LSU who is expected to be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, handled his lone year of college the only way a mature, reasonable person in his situation could: by ignoring his classes. Good for you, Ben. May all top recruits follow in your path. The..." March 08

  • No. 22 Kentucky claims share of SEC title

    The Sports Xchange "LEXINGTON, Ky. -- No. 22 Kentucky earned a share of the Southeastern Conference regular-season championship on Saturday with a 94-77 win over LSU at Rupp Arena. After the final game of the regular season, Kentucky (23-8, 13-5) finishes in a tie with Texas A&M atop the league, but the Aggies..." March 05

  • LSU coach: Ben Simmons 'didn't meet requirements' for Wooden Award

    ABC News "LSU freshman Ben Simmons has not been certified by his school in order to be eligible for the Wooden Award with a source telling ESPN on Saturday that it's for academic-related reasons. "From what I was told, he didn't meet all of the requirements," Tigers coach Johnny Jones told ESPN. "He..." March 05

  • LSU 80, Missouri 71

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman forward Ben Simmons had 22 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists to lead LSU to an 80-71 victory over visiting Missouri on Tuesday night at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, La. Freshman guard Antonio Blakeney scored 18 points for LSU (18-12, 11-6 Southeastern..." March 02

  • LSU 96, Florida 91

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman guard Antonio Blakeney scored a career-high 32 points to lead LSU to a 96-91 victory over Florida on Saturday night at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, La. Freshman forward Ben Simmons had 22 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals for LSU (17-12, 10-6..." February 28

  • LSU's trainwreck season is dragging Ben Simmons down with it

    SB Nation "If the last week is any indication, LSU is just as tired as the rest of us. Tired of the excess attention being heaped upon their star freshman, and the resulting excess attention that has been heaped upon that coverage. Tired of the debating and the joking about Johnny Jones' coaching ability...." February 25

  • Arkansas 85, LSU 65

    The Sports Xchange "Junior forward Moses Kingsley scored 21 points and junior guard Dusty Hannahs added 17 and Arkansas withstood the 19th double-double of the season from LSU standout freshman guard Ben Simmons to beat the Tigers 85-65 Tuesday night at Bud Walton Arena. Simmons had 23 points, 12 rebounds and..." February 23

  • Shaq offers Ben Simmons financial advice before turning pro

    The Score "It seems everyone has a take on LSU's Ben Simmons these days, but perhaps the most logical one came from a former Tiger legend himself. Aside from being an NBA icon, Shaquille O'Neal lists rapper, actor, television personality, and reserve police officer on his resume. He's now trying his hand..." February 23

  • LSU's Keith Hornsby may be out for season

    Shreveport Times "LSU senior guard Keith Hornsby, who is second on the team in scoring with 13.1 points a game, could miss the rest of the season after aggravating a sports hernia injury in the loss at Tennessee on Saturday. ESPN reported Monday morning that Hornsby was out for the season. LSU coach Johnny Jones..." February 22

  • LSU's Ben Simmons doesn't start vs. Tennessee due to 'academic matter'

    The Score "When Ben Simmons wasn't mentioned in Saturday's starting five, it was widely thought that it was because of a lingering finger injury. As it turns out, the LSU star was held out because of an academic matter. ESPN reported on the broadcast that head coach Johnny Jones benched Simmons to make a..." February 21

  • Tennessee 81, LSU 65

    The Sports Xchange "Senior forward Armani Moore had 17 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists to help shorthanded Tennessee upset visiting LSU 81-65 on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn. Junior guard Robert Hubbs III had 19 points and seven rebounds for Tennessee (13-14, 6-8 Southeastern..." February 20

  • Coach says LSU's Ben Simmons playing with finger injury

    ESPN "LSU forward Ben Simmons is playing with a finger injury on his shooting hand, coach Johnny Jones said Thursday. "It happened a couple of games ago," Jones said during his press availability. He later said he didn't know if the injury happened late against South Carolina a week ago or against..." February 19

  • Alabama 76, LSU 69

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Retin Obasohan scored a career-best 35 points and Alabama won its fifth consecutive game by posting a 76-69 victory over LSU on Wednesday in Southeastern Conference play at Baton Rouge, La. Sophomore forward Riley Norris collected a career-high 16 rebounds as the Crimson Tide..." February 18

  • LSU steals away with victory over A&M

    The Sports Xchange "Keith Hornsby sported the scrapes and bruises on his upper right back to display a job done well. The LSU senior guard posted a season-best five steals in Saturday's 76-71 victory over No. 15 Texas A&M, but it was his theft in the final minutes that left everybody gawking. Hornsby..." February 13

  • There's a top 10 team in the SEC, but it's not UK or UF

    NCAA "Any given ... Tuesday? 2016 seems to be a time of unparalleled parity in college basketball. Five different teams have lost while boasting a No. 1 ranking, Duke is unranked for the first time in almost nine years and last year’s Final Four teams -- Wisconsin, Kentucky, Michigan State and the..." February 05

  • Shaquille O’Neal jokes about being paid while playing for LSU

    New York Daily News "Did Shaquille O’Neal make a joke that could trigger an NCAA investigation? The Big Aristotle is well-known to always be in a joking mood - and cracked a good one about his time at LSU on Monday, according to a reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Lakers writer Mike Bresnahan tweeted: “Shaq on..." January 26

  • Ben Simmons' best NBA role might be a super Draymond Green

    CBS Sports "LSU Freshman Ben Simmons has electrified the country and NBA scouts alike with his stellar play, and he's widely considered the No. 1 prospect for next June's NBA draft. His most frequent comparison is to LeBron James, based on his hyper-athleticism, versatile skillset, passing skills (5.2..." January 10

  • Magic Johnson compares Ben Simmons to LeBron James

    Larry Brown Sports "Is college basketball sensation Ben Simmons the next LeBron James? Magic Johnson thinks so. The former Lakers legend sent a few tweets on Tuesday lauding the LSU forward. Johnson is known for his hyperbole, but this still carries some weight." January 06