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SEC Banter: Urgency a Foreign feeling for underachieving Georgia, LSU

This week's SEC schedule is laughable, and that's coming from the ultimate conference homer, yours truly.

November 18, 2015 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: Back to the Future for midseason grades

As you surely know, Wednesday was "Back to the Future Day," the day Marty McFly time traveled to in the classic 1989 film, "Back to the Future Part II."

October 21, 2015 | By Ben Prevost For The Times | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: Steve Spurrier a modern-day legend who can't be replaced

College football lost a legend this week.

October 14, 2015 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: Florida now the class of the SEC East

Warning: Beware of Gators

October 07, 2015 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: Georgia can make a statement to all of college football against Alabama

It's right there for Georgia's taking. So close that Georgia can taste it; almost reach out and grab it with Bulldog paws.

September 30, 2015 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: Deep thoughts, observations after two weeks of league play

Hotty Toddy gosh almighty, who the hell are we?

September 23, 2015 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: Sept. 12 will go down as a banner day for the SEC

On the heels of a disastrous bowl season to end the 2014 campaign and a national championship drought spanning a full two years, SEC critics have grown more vocal in declaring the conference's dominant days are done.

September 16, 2015 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: Looking into the crystal ball for this season's predictions

Southeastern Conference football triumphantly returns tonight as South Carolina takes on North Carolina in Charlotte.

September 02, 2015 | For The Times | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: Helpful hints for enjoying college football season

Summer's loosening grip and early hints of fall signal several important events: A return to routine, lengthened shadows cast by soaring Southern pines, and the bouncing of my private school tuition check.

August 27, 2015 | Ben Prevost | Staff sports picks


SEC Banter: Thanksgiving a time to embrace college football

I am thankful for SEC football.

November 26, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: One, two or no SEC teams in playoff?

The College Football Playoff ushers in a new era for the sport this year. A blue ribbon panel of 12 individuals - actual people - comprise the College Football Playoff Selection Committee, charged with selecting four teams for a playoff to crown a national champion.

November 19, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: LSU-Bama rivalry is SEC's most meaningful

Buckle your chin straps, put on your big-boy britches, and settle in for a primetime SEC slug-fest as fourth-ranked Alabama (7-1, 4-1 SEC) travels to Baton Rouge to face No. 14 LSU (7-2, 3-2 SEC) this Saturday night on the bayou.

November 05, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Staff sports picks


Prevost: Halloween weekend makes for scary matchups

Ghosts, ghouls and goblins across the South - they're huge SEC fans - know Halloween in the nation's finest conference means one thing: the All Hallow's Eve edition of SEC Banter.

October 29, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Staff sports picks


SEC Banter: Predicting Saturday's SEC slate

Nothing riles up readers like predicting SEC football games. While incendiary insults about the academic rigor of an SEC school go largely ignored, I hear from you most often when I wrongly predict your SEC team will lose.

October 23, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: Times, they're a changing

Change, for better or worse, is part of life. Someone smarter than I once said the only consistent thing in life is inconsistency, or change.

October 08, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


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SEC Banter: History offers path to improvement for SEC teams

An old coaching adage holds that teams see the most improvement early in the season, their identities steeled by a few games' experience.

September 15, 2016 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


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