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Taylor: GHSA still has to address how to best classify wrestling programs

Last Tuesday, coaches and athletic directors from across the state converged on the Macon Centreplex to ratify the new reclassification for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years.

January 15, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Sports columnists


Mitchell: Words louder than action at some sporting events

I was seated at midcourt awaiting the tip in a basketball game between the Chestatee and Franklin County girls on Friday night for just five minutes before I had to do a double take to make sure I was in the right place.

January 15, 2012 | David Mitchell | 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


Taylor: East Hall boys to experience more than basketball in Alaska

It's over 3,400 miles to the East Hall boys basketball teams' next tournament.

January 01, 2012 | Zac Taylor | 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


Taylor: More than football to be affected by new region alignments

It's not all that different from the recent spate of conference realignment in college.

December 11, 2011 | Zac Taylor | 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


Mitchell: GHSA rule ignores the goals of athletics

High school sports are about camaraderie, inclusion, growth and learning to be a part of something bigger than yourself.

November 18, 2011 | David Mitchell | 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


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


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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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