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SEC Banter: Early schedule shakes up conference teams

It's mid-September. Still hot in these parts despite summer's rumored departure, as autumn's crisp air has yet to appear.

September 18, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Sports Columnists


The game of the century-of September

Diehard sports fans have circled Saturday, Sept. 14 on their calendars for months. Fall's most anticipated game awaits. You guessed it: Saturday marks just three more weeks until the NBA preseason tips off in Istanbul, Turkey, when the Oklahoma City Thunder plays the Turkish basketball club Fenerbahce Ulker at Ulker Sports Arena.

September 12, 2013 | Ben Prevost | Sports Columnists


SEC Banter: The game of the century?

Diehard sports fans have circled Saturday, Sept. 14 on their calendars for months. Fall's most anticipated game awaits. You guessed it: Saturday marks just three more weeks until the NBA preseason tips off in Istanbul, Turkey, when the Oklahoma City Thunder plays the Turkish basketball club Fenerbahce Ulker at Ulker Sports Arena.

September 12, 2013 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


SEC questions to ponder

My 6-year-old daughter asks a lot of questions. From "Why does the moon change the tides?" to "How does the tooth fairy decide how much money to give?" She's curious. To paraphrase a Jimmy Buffett song, I know the answers to some of her questions; for many others, I'm looking for suggestions.

August 27, 2013 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


A few of my favorite things

I'll get straight to the point: put simply, the Masters Tournament is the greatest event in all of sport. No other competition in the world features such timeless traditions, high drama, and majestic scenery as the Masters.

April 09, 2013 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


Prevost: Getting bowled over by the SEC

Bowl season is very exciting. Host cities want excitement to lure fans in droves, teams want it to build momentum for next season, and bowl-game sponsors want it to spike sales.

December 27, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


SEC winner playing for national title game

You read that headline correctly. Saturday's SEC Championship Game between No. 2 Alabama (11-1, 7-1) and No. 3 Georgia (11-1, 7-1) has been dubbed a "play-in" for the right to face media darling Notre Dame in the BCS national championship.

Nonsense. Call me biased (did the SEC Banter tagline give it away?), but the national championship kicks off Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Georgia Dome. As champions of the nation's finest football conference, the Dawgs or Tide will have an entirely legitimate claim as the best team in college football and the de facto national champion.

November 29, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


Prevost: Giving thanks for everything SEC

It's Thanksgiving and time to count our many blessings, SEC Banter style. Join me as we give thanks for the traditions that make the SEC the nation's finest football conference.

November 21, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


SEC Banter: Title streak destined to end

Alabama's loss to "Johnny Football" and his Texas A&M Aggies leaves the SEC with no undefeated teams and, according to the national experts, the SEC's streak of consecutive national titles will end at six.

November 15, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


Prevost: A look around the SEC

It's been a while since we toured the conference from Alabama to Vanderbilt and, with no marquee matchups teed up for Saturday, let's do just that. Here's a rundown of this week's action, SEC Banter style.

November 08, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


SEC Banter: A taste for the 'cocktail party'

The most meaningful rivalry in the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division is meaningful again. After years of teetering on the brink of an afterthought, the fizz in the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" is back as Georgia and Florida order up another round at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in The River City.

October 25, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


SEC Banter: Tales from an SEC trip

Nothing beats an SEC road trip. Pack your weekend duffel bag, put the team flags on the car, hop in and hit the road to your favorite college town in the Southeast. Take in the spirit, pageantry, cuisine and revelry that is SEC football.

October 18, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


Prevost: 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 11, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


Prevost: 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 04, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


Are you an SEC snob?

No one likes a snob, my mother says (Ole Miss fans excepted).

September 20, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


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