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Elfrid Payton Continues to Prove That He Is A Worthy Replacement of Rajon Rondo

The New Orleans Pelicans lost two major contributors to free agency this offseason: DeMarcus Cousin and Rajon Rondo. The average NBA fan saw Cousins as the bigger loss. To those who followed the Pelicans closely, it was clear that Rondo would be missed more.

While Cousins was an All-Star as recently as last season. However, he clogged up the floor on offense and the Pelicans clearly played better after his season-ending injury. Rondo, on the other hand, was the team’s floor general and played tenacious defense. The Pelicans playoff run last year highlighted Rondo’s skills as many of his teammates credited him for their success.

These reasons are why a feeling of dread crept into the hearts of Pelicans fans

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Tulane Left Stunned and Confused for Second Straight Year Against SMU

The 2017 Tulane Green Wave season ended in heartbreak. Needing a win in their final regular season game to become bowl eligible, Tulane Quarterback Jon Banks scrambled for and looked to have found the end zone on the final play of the game to give the Green Wave their sixth win of the year. Instead, the call was that Banks was stopped just inches short of the goal line. Upon further review, the call was surprisingly upheld and the play became a defining moment of the season.

The 2017 SMU football game was not the only game that left the Wave wondering “what if?”

Games against FIU and Cincinnati had also been inexplicable losses that cost the Wave a chance

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Sun Devils Offense Stalls As Time Expires Against Stanford

That pass had to go into the end zone.  After the Arizona State Sun Devils had used up 2:12 of the 2:20 remaining in the game, a crucial mistake was made by Wilkins as pertaining to clock management.  With just eight seconds left, and no timeouts remaining from the Stanford 20-yard line, Wilkins threw the ball to Eno Benjamin in the middle of the field for just two yards.  He was immediately wrapped up by the Stanford Cardinal defense.

As the Sun Devils receivers scrambled back to the line, the clock hit zero, and the game would end.  Now, I can sit up in the press box and second guess what I’m seeing, while leaning on zero playing experience, and …

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Pelicans Break Franchise Record for Single Game Points Behind Mirotic’s 36

The Smoothie King Center was back in action on Friday night as a sell-out crowd packed the arena for the New Orleans Pelicans 2018-19 home opener.

 

It was an impressive showing from New Orleanians with Friday night high school football gathering most of Louisiana’s attention and with the Saints in the middle of a probable playoff-bound season.

 

The Pels fans who turned out would not be disappointed.

 

After an impressive win in Houston on Wednesday, the Pelicans came into Friday nights’ game against the Sacramento Kings as 11 point favorites and were hoping to start the season 2-0 for the first time since 2011.

 

The Pelicans started off the scorching hot and scored 40 points in the first quarter. Nikola

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LSU Makes A Statement With Win Over 2nd-Ranked Georgia

BATON ROUGE, L.A. — It had been 1,449 days since LSU students had last stormed the field in Death Valley. That cause for celebration came in 2014 when the Tigers upended the then 3rd-ranked Ole Miss Rebels by a score of 10-7.

On Saturday the cause for celebration came from a 36-16 win against the 2nd-ranked Georgia Bulldogs. Students poured out onto the field in celebration as the play clock hit zero and the Tigers saw their playoff hopes survive for another week.

LSU Coach Ed Orgeron led his underdog team on to the field with a game plan to “be as aggressive as (we) can, take shots, go for it, and play to win the game the whole time.”

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