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    • Wuerffel’s The Class Of The ’13 HOF Class

      News reached Danny Wuerffel a couple of weeks ago that he had been voted into the College Football Hall of Fame. It could have been easy for Danny to take it in stride, almost expect the honor. After all, the former University of Florida quarterback and 1996 Heisman Trophy winner who led the Gators to their first national championship that season, is regarded as one of the best players in SEC history.
    • Holloway Trades Sneakers For Cleats

      Murphy Holloway was feeling good a few weeks ago. The Ole Miss senior basketball star had just played in the Portsmouth Invitational, a college career showcase for NBA scouts.
    • Same Name, Same Game For E.T. Times Two

      Elston Turner, Sr., won’t be front and center in Tad Smith Coliseum tonight when Texas A&M plays at Ole Miss.But the former first-team All-SEC honoree for the Rebels, the school’s fifth all-time leading scorer, will be there in spirit. . .and in namesake, with a high-arching sweet jumper.
    • How Does SEC Football Get More Amazing?

      The Commish – that’s what I call SEC commissioner Mike Slive – stood on the confetti-covered Georgia Dome field near the 50-yard line – last Saturday night. He was surveying the post-league championship game scene when we spotted each other.
    • Transfer Worked Wonders for Donnelly

      The premise, more than two decades later, is still so remarkable that even Chris Donnelly can’t tell the entire story to strangers.
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  • 2/4/2011
    Nolan is Still Rollin'
    I’d never seen anything like it before. And I’ve never seen anything like it since. Rewind to February 1994, and you’re sitting with me in Arkansas’ spanking-new Bud Walton Arena. We’re watching a Razorbacks’ basketball practice.  Full Story
  • 1/27/2011
    Tuohy Can Still Dish
    Welcome to the final round of Southeastern Conference Jeopardy. I’m your host, Ron Higgins, Mr. SEC Traditions, and here’s your final question. He’s the greatest passer in Ole Miss history. You have 30 seconds. Good luck.  Full Story
  • 1/20/2011
    SEC Traditions: The King Of String Music
    He has been out of the fast lane of college athletics for about a decade, but few people have run the race longer, harder and better than former LSU All-SEC basketball star Joe Dean Sr.  Full Story
  • 1/13/2011
    SEC Traditions: It's Good To Be King
    From the first minute that Auburn stepped off the plane to the time the Tigers packed up and went home – sir, you’ll have to let us check that BCS national championship trophy because it won’t fit in the overhead compartment – inquiring minds wanted to know.  Full Story
  • 1/7/2011
    SEC Traditions: Blueprint To Best Rests In The SEC
    The rest of the college football world wants to know what’s in the water in the Southeastern Conference.   Full Story
  • 12/29/2010
    Bobo Knows How To "Bowl" Them Over
    There are athletes who always talk about wanting to save their best game for last, that the peak performance of their season should be the final time they suit up. Fourteen years ago, then-Georgia senior quarterback Mike Bobo went everyone one better.  Full Story
  • 12/22/2010
    SEC Traditions: We Are Family
    There are three reasons why December might be my favorite month of the year.  Full Story
  • 12/17/2010
    SEC Traditions: Bowl Games
    Unlike many of my younger sportswriting brethren today, clamoring for a national championship playoff, I love bowl games.  Full Story
  • 12/9/2010
    SEC Traditions: SEC Oldies Always Goodies
    Fred Miller is 70 years old. His hearing isn’t what it once was, and he’s a bit stiff when he moves because of a knee replacement.  Full Story
  • 12/2/2010
    SEC Traditions: The SEC Championship Game
    Count on a smiling Roy Kramer being somewhere in the Georgia Dome press box on Saturday.  Full Story


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    Ron Higgins Bio

    •  Ron Higgins of The Commercial Appeal in Memphis has covered the SEC for more than 30 years.
       
    •  He’s a 1979 graduate of LSU and son of former LSU sports information director Ace Higgins.

    •  He is a past president of the Football Writers Association of America and an eight-time honoree as the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Writer of the Year.

    •  Working for The Commercial Appeal, Tiger Rag Magazine, the Shreveport Times, the Shreveport Journal, the Morning Advocate in Baton Rouge and the Mobile Register, he has won more than 150 national, regional and state writing awards. He has also written and co-written two books.
         
    •  Higgins is married to the former Paige Blanchard, also an LSU graduate, and has two sons, Carl, a Southeastern Louisiana University graduate who is serving in the military, and Jack, a high school student.