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Prevost: The Masters turns into spring break for adults

The Masters tournament is right around the corner, and when Jim Nantz of CBS welcomes us to Augusta National with his signature "Hello, friends" opening remark, he'll undoubtedly refer to the Masters as "a tradition unlike any other."

April 08, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: The Sarcastic SEC Bowl Predictor

Santa was kind to SEC Banter this Christmas. I got the hottest gift of the holiday season: a Sarcastic SEC Bowl Predictor.

December 30, 2013 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: Impressive turnarounds by Auburn, Missouri

An all-Tigers SEC Championship kicks off Saturday afternoon in the Georgia Dome as No. 5 Missouri faces No. 3 Auburn. A national title appearance is on the line if the pathetically slow, boring, and overrated Ohio State Buckeyes lay an egg in the Big 10 championship game.

December 04, 2013 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: An SEC Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. It's uniquely American and without the assorted pressures of Christmas. A time to be grateful for life's many blessings. Family, friends, health, and our wonderful country of opportunity and advancement.

November 27, 2013 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: Georgia travels to Auburn to rekindle "The Deep South's Oldest Rivalry"

With just three regular season weeks remaining in the nation's finest football conference, let's tour the league with odds and ends, astute observations, and predictions, SEC Banter style.

November 13, 2013 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: Bold predictions for this week's SEC slate

Longtime SEC Banter readers will recall that a hallmark of this column is predicting scores. So, rather than devote this prominent space to comparing SEC storylines to classic 1980s films and Republican political heroes, let's return to our roots. Let's predict the outcome of each game in the nation's finest football conference, SEC Banter style.

November 06, 2013 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


Prevost: Game notes clearly reflect conference's lovable absurdity

Chaos reigned supreme in the SEC last week. No. 6 LSU, No. 7 Texas A&M, No. 11 South Carolina, No. 15 Georgia, and No. 22 Florida all went down in flames. Suddenly we're looking at a Missouri vs. Alabama SEC championship game if the Tide emerges from the Iron Bowl unscathed.

October 23, 2013 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


SEC banter: Keeping up with the fast-paced SEC

In the throes of the 2013 college football season, the SEC East is suddenly wide open and the West is taking shape. Upsets, stellar performances, and big-boy football games are happening at a rapid pace.

October 16, 2013 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


Prevost: Handing out midseason grades in the SEC

Unbelievably, we're just about halfway through the college football season. After six weekends of college football in the South, this much is certain: your Bloody Mary recipe should be perfected by now. But, if not, you've still got time to make the grade.

October 09, 2013 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


Prevost: A look into the numbers for the Georgia-LSU matchup

National and conference championship aspirations abound Saturday in Athens as No. 6 LSU and No. 9 Georgia, two founding members of the nation's finest football conference, meet for the 30th time. Toe-to-leather is set for 3:30 p.m. between the hedges of Sanford Stadium and CBS will televise the contest nationally.

September 25, 2013 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: Broaden your SEC horizons

Each week, I consult my handy SEC helmet schedule when deciding the topic for SEC Banter. The schedule shows every game for every SEC team using helmets. It's fantastic to view an entire SEC football season on a single sheet of paper, and I have to admit that the little helmets are kind of cute.

September 18, 2013 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


Prevost: The game of the century of September

Die-hard sports fans have circled Saturday, Sept. 14 on their calendars for months. Fall's most anticipated game awaits. You guessed it: Saturday marks just three more weeks until the NBA preseason tips off in Istanbul, Turkey, when the Oklahoma City Thunder plays the Turkish basketball club Fenerbahce Ulker at Ulker Sports Arena.

September 11, 2013 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: League will flex its muscles in Week 1

My wife has always liked my "big gun" biceps. She knows I work hard to maintain them and it's a nice ego boost when she asks me to "flex those big guns." And, if I don't say so myself, my biceps are pretty sweet.

August 28, 2013 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


Prevost: Questions to ponder this season in the SEC

My 6-year-old daughter asks a lot of questions. From "Why does the moon change the tides?" to "How does the tooth fairy decide how much money to give?" She's curious. To paraphrase a Jimmy Buffett song, I know the answers to some of her questions; for many others, I'm looking for suggestions.

August 21, 2013 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


Prevost: Nothing touches the Masters

I'll get straight to the point: put simply, the Masters Tournament is the greatest event in all of sport. No other competition in the world features such timeless traditions, high drama and majestic scenery as the Masters.

April 09, 2013 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


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