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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


Prevost: Nighttime is the right time for SEC football

What time does your SEC team kickoff on Saturday?

October 12, 2011 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


Prevost: SEC fans prone to drastic behavior

We've got five weeks of college football under our belts. That's five weeks of tailgating at stadiums across the SEC, game parties at stately southern homes, and road trips from Texas to South Carolina and everywhere in between.

October 05, 2011 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


Prevost: Muschamp meets his mentor

It's already Week 5 of the college football season and Saturday's games take place on the first day of my favorite month, October. Comfortably cooling temperatures, clear blue skies, and five October weekends of big-time SEC match-ups, including Saturday night's clash of conference titans, Alabama and Florida.

September 28, 2011 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


Prevost: Do you trust your SEC coach?

As we approach late September, SEC football is in full swing, along with another bruising competitive race - the Republican presidential campaign. It's difficult not to notice the parallels between the SEC and presidential politics. Big money. Bigger egos.

September 21, 2011 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


Prevost: Good SEC West matchup on Thursday's plate

The nation's finest conference kicks off Week 3 of the college football season Thursday as No. 3 LSU (2-0) visits No. 25 Mississippi State (1-1) in scenic Starkville, Miss.

September 14, 2011 | By Ben Prevost For The Times | Sports columnists


Prevost: Bulldogs face old nemesis in second-straight ranked opponent

As summer slowly slips away in the South, the second week of college football season brings cooler temperatures and a few high-profile conference clashes.

September 09, 2011 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


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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


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