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SEC Banter: Grading the SEC at the halfway point

Already halfway through the 2012 college football season, it's time to hand out mid-term grades, SEC Banter style.

October 10, 2012 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: October is right on the money

October, my favorite month. Especially at home here in the South. Sharp blue skies preside over autumn's auburn hues. The comfortable coolness beckons you to don that sweater and break out your old chili or gumbo recipe. The air is crisp and so is the beer. What's not to love about October?

October 03, 2012 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: Reveling in SEC snobbery

No one likes a snob, my mother says. She's right as usual (Ole Miss fans excepted). But if you feel the same way as I do about SEC football, you might very well be an SEC snob.

September 19, 2012 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


SEC Banter: Arkansas, Auburn hit panic button

Panic is a sudden sensation of fear so strong as to prevent reason and logical thinking, replacing it with overwhelming anxiety and frantic agitation. Sound familiar, Arkansas and Auburn fans?

September 12, 2012 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


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


Holloway: For football's future, it's time for some tough questions

We love football. Everything about it.

July 14, 2012 | Brent Holloway | Sports columnists


Holloway: Cyclists should consider safety of all when riding the roads

You know how when somebody prefaces a statement with "some of my best friends are fill-in-the-blank" what follows is almost certainly offensive to those fill-in-the-blankers?

June 29, 2012 | Brent Holloway | Sports columnists


Holloway: College football reaps benefits of SEC might

Dear Rest of the World's College Football Fans:

June 22, 2012 | Brent Holloway | Sports columnists


Mitchell: It's difficult to win any state title

The spring season for high school sports has come and gone, as has my first full year of preps coverage at The Times.

May 28, 2012 | David Mitchell | Sports columnists


Mitchell: Big Red soccer has plenty to be proud of

In high school athletics, nothing hurts quite as much as coming one win short of a state championship.

May 21, 2012 | David Mitchell | Sports columnists


Mitchell: Emotional moment serves as reminder of sports' beauty

I stood in the infield at the Georgia Olympics on Friday afternoon in Jefferson, watching closely as North Hall's Luis Gonzalez put forth an incredible final effort to surge ahead for an individual state championship in the 3200 meter run.

May 14, 2012 | David Mitchell | 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


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