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SEC Banter: Will your team see Week 2 improvement?

The old coaches' adage says a team improves the most between its first and second games. Seems that's only natural; plenty of things in life improve the second go 'round.

September 05, 2012 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: Week 1 menu a mixed bag

It's finally here. The return of weekly rituals and traditions we hold near and dear. We're passionate about it. We socialize around it. We prepare elaborate meals for it. We argue about it. It permeates our lives throughout the fall. Finally, the new season of "The Bachelor" kicks off this week!

August 29, 2012 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: Welcoming the new guys

The nation's finest football conference welcomes two new schools in 2012. With the addition of Florida State and Clemson, the SEC opens its arms to two programs that might as well have been in the SEC from day one.

August 22, 2012 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: Gazing into the SEC West crystal ball

A major perk of SEC Banter is the crystal ball that predicts the fate of Southeastern Conference teams. You'd be amazed at its accuracy. With SEC football just around the corner, let's stare into the crystal ball and learn how the teams from the SEC Western Division - home of college football's national champions in four of the past five years - will fare this year.

August 15, 2012 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: East is Dogs' to lose

If you've watched the Olympics over the past few weeks, no doubt you've been inspired by the world's elite athletes laying it all on the line not just for Olympic glory, but for national pride and a permanent place in their country's sporting history. Packed stadiums, an international stage, and competition at the world's highest level.

August 07, 2012 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


Prevost: There's nothing quite like the Masters

In the classic 1989 film, Field of Dreams, one of the old ball players gazes out on that magical baseball diamond in the middle of corn fields and asks, "Is this heaven?" Kevin Costner replies simply, "It's Iowa."

April 03, 2012 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


Prevost: Expect LSU to come out on top again in rematch for national title

The BCS Championship Game finally - finally - takes place Monday night in the City That Care Forgot.

January 04, 2012 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


Prevost: Bowl season not what it used to be

Ahh, bowl season. Don't you love it? A handful of quality bowl games leading up to the traditional New Year's Day marathon feast of college football. Settle in with some black-eyed peas and cabbage, a few hair-of-the-dog frothy beverages, and watch your favorite teams cap off the college football season.

December 24, 2011 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


Prevost: Sizing up the SEC Championship game

For the third time in nine years, LSU and Georgia meet in Atlanta for the SEC Championship.

November 30, 2011 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


Prevost: Giving thanks for everything SEC

It's Thanksgiving and you know what that means. Plenty of turkey, your aunt's "famous" casserole that slightly grosses you out, and football.

November 23, 2011 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


Prevost: Some bold picks for a not-so-big weekend in the SEC

Serious Southeastern Conference football fans have had Saturday, Nov. 19 circled on their calendars.

November 16, 2011 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


Prevost: Time to test your SEC knowledge

OK class, it's time for an SEC pop quiz. Follow the directions closely. Using your Scantron form and a No. 2 pencil, fill in the bubble that corresponds with your answer. Be sure to press firmly and fill in the bubbles completely.

November 09, 2011 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


Prevost: Hype before LSU-Alabama game at all-time level

It's tough to live up to great expectations. Just ask the current occupant of the White House. Rarely are our greatest expectations met, which makes it all the more special when it actually happens.

November 02, 2011 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


Prevost: Spotlight on SEC East, sort of

You may have heard that college football's national championship game is on Nov. 5 in Tuscaloosa, when No. 1 LSU faces No. 2 Alabama. That's enough time for two full weeks of nonstop hype surrounding the two best teams in the country.

October 26, 2011 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


Prevost: Slinging arrows around the SEC

With six weeks left in the regular season, it's time to reflect on the teams of the finest conference in all of college football. A just-past-midseason assessment is appropriate given that most SEC teams are off this week - or they might as well be. Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Mississippi State are off. Alabama has the equivalent of an off week against Tennessee, as does Arkansas against the menacing Ole Miss Black Bears.

October 19, 2011 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


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Prevost: Early schedule shakes up conference teams

It's mid-September. Still hot in these parts despite summer's rumored departure, as autumn's crisp air has yet to appear.

September 17, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Staff sports picks


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