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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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  • 11/26/2010
    SEC Traditions: Moore Paints Memorable Moments
    My calendar indicates that this is Thanksgiving week. Daniel Moore’s calendar shows that this week is Christmas, because Alabama playing Auburn in the Iron Bowl produces the same euphoric high for Moore like Santa Claus making a house call.  Full Story
  • 11/18/2010
    LSU vs. Ole Miss Always Matters
    They are all old men now in their 60s and 70s, no longer with flat bellies and thick hair, but instead with body parts that mysteriously hurt.  Full Story
  • 11/11/2010
    SEC Traditions: A "Mascot" Bucket List
    When you reach 50 years old, you ponder things that you’d still like to accomplish before leaving  Full Story
  • 11/4/2010
    SEC Traditions: Tennessee's Checkerboard End Zones
    In his latest column, Ron Higgins explores the history of Tennessee's checkerboard end zones.  Full Story
  • 10/28/2010
    SEC Traditions: A Strange, But Fitting Friendship
    Okay, so it wasn’t exactly the best way to start a friendship. Two Southeastern Conference football players, one an Auburn strong safety, the other an Ole Miss running back.  Full Story
  • 10/22/2010
    SEC Traditions: Uga VIII
    In his latest installment, Ron Higgins discusses Georgia's live bulldog mascot.  Full Story
  • 10/14/2010
    SEC Traditions: Remembering Archie
    College football has 6-6, 250-pound quarterbacks that can throw a ball 70 yards with a flick of a wrist, receivers who can run faster than deer and 350-pound nose guards that have the footwork of ballerinas.  Full Story
  • 10/7/2010
    SEC Traditions
    People ask me the same questions all the time about my career choice of being a sportswriter, something I’ve done for 30 years.  Full Story
  • 9/30/2010
    SEC Traditions: In Stormy Weather, LSU is Louisiana's Sunshine
    In his latest column, Ron Higgins looks at LSU's impact on the Pelican State.  Full Story
  • 9/23/2010
    SEC Traditions with Ron Higgins: Miss. State Cowbells
    In this edition of SEC Traditions, Ron Higgins takes a look at a Bulldog tradition that creates one of college football’s most unique atmospheres.  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.