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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


Ashway: Blank faces a dilemma with current Falcons

Wonder what Arthur Blank thinks of his football team?

October 07, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: High expectations for Wild West Weekend

The sixth Saturday of Southeastern Conference football ushers in October, my favorite month. Cool, crisp air, sharp blue October skies, and kids talking incessantly about Halloween weeks away from trick-or-treating. ("Daddy, can we eat ALL our candy on Halloween night? Please! Please!")

October 02, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


Ashway: Positive sports stories still exist in the world

Fed up? Had enough?

September 23, 2014 | Denton Ashway For The Times | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: Dawgs Win SEC East on Saturday

It's Georgia-Sakerlina week and the contest customarily comes equipped with enormous implications.

September 10, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: Looking back and forward (to a catfish dinner)

Week one of Southeastern Conference football is in the books.

September 04, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


Ashway: Fritz Crisler ushered in modern college football era

As you watched myriad college football games play themselves out over the long weekend, did you stop and thank the man most responsible for creating the modern game?

September 02, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Sports columnists


Ashway: College football season music to fans ears

Strike up the band, the fight song play;

August 27, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Sports columnists


Prevost: Football in the SEC not a casual affair for fans

We made it, folks.

August 27, 2014 | By Ben Prevost For The Times | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: College Football Hall of Fame a must-see

On the cusp of the 2014 college football season, SEC Banter had the privilege recently of touring the new College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience.

August 22, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


Ashway: Rory gave thrilling end to PGA Championship

For the first time ever, golf saved its best major till last.

August 13, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Sports columnists


Murphy: SEC Media Days shine light on more subdued league

The Southeastern Conference might have lost a bit of its edge from last season, but even that doesn't keep it from being the most exciting conference in college football.

July 14, 2014 | Bill Murphy | Sports columnists


Ashway: Mysterious Braves are hard to figure out

"Roll up! Roll up for the Magical Mystery Tour! Step right this way!"

July 02, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Sports columnists


Putnam: World Cup a chance for US fans to unite

It's increasingly difficult to find common ground in America these days.

July 01, 2014 | Jared Putnam | Sports columnists


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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


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