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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


Stories to follow in second half of high school football season

Since most high school football teams are at the midway point of the season, here's some of the biggest stories to follow for the second half of the regular season. There have been some minor surprises so far this season, making the next five weeks probably even more exciting for fans in Northeast Georgia to follow.

October 02, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Sports columnists


Week 5 Power Ratings: Falcons flying high

My wife Betsy and I just returned from Columbus, Ohio, where 37 years ago (1971-1975), I had the honor of coaching some of our nation's best college football players.

September 28, 2011 | Chuck Clausen | 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


Call him Mr. Touchdown: Gainesville's Watson dazzles

Entering Friday's game between Gainesville and North Hall, Red Elephants quarterback Deshaun Watson and Trojan running back Imani Cross were the players to watch.

September 17, 2011 | David Mitchell | 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


Prevost: Georgia, LSU open with marquee matchups

The college football season officially kicks off this weekend and two SEC programs play in marquee, primetime matchups.

August 31, 2011 | By Ben Prevost For The Times | Sports columnists


Krohn: Falcons on verge of Super Bowl

FLOWERY BRANCH - Winning a Super Bowl isn't a goal you'll catch Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith talking about to the media.

July 29, 2011 | Adam Krohn | Sports columnists


Holloway: Oversigned student-athletes are defenseless

When college football coaches hand out more scholarships than they have to give, it isn't always the incoming freshmen suspended in gridiron purgatory. For every Elliott Porter left in a lurch, there's at least one Bryce Sherman.

July 16, 2011 | Brent Holloway | Sports columnists


Krohn: Buford responds well to 1st postseason challenge

Until Saturday, the Buford Wolves had steam rolled through the Class AA state playoffs without a loss, sweeping the first four series over Fannin County, defending state champions Calhoun, Pierce County and Appling County.

May 30, 2011 | Adam Krohn | Sports columnists


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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


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