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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


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


Mitchell: Even top teams fall in the playoffs

At the beginning of every season, every player, coach and fan has a goal they'd like to see their team achieve.

May 07, 2012 | David Mitchell | Sports columnists


Mitchell: Quite a spring for GHS athletics

If Gainesville doesn't have room in its trophy case, a larger space might be more appropriate.

April 29, 2012 | David Mitchell | Sports columnists


Mitchell: Area teams, athletes making their mark

History.

April 23, 2012 | David Mitchell | Sports columnists


Mitchell: Real season begins now

There are few better times in sports than the period immediately preceding the end of the season.

April 15, 2012 | | Sports columnists


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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


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