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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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  • 11/30/2012
    Transfer Worked Wonders for Donnelly
    The premise, more than two decades later, is still so remarkable than even Chris Donnelly can’t tell the entire story to strangers.  Full Story
  • 11/23/2012
    Heroic Werner Handles Life’s Most Unexpected Audible
    We have a tendency in athletics to anoint someone as a hero, because they make an incredible play to win a game, or they deliver a performance against incredible odds.  Full Story
  • 11/16/2012
    SEC Traditions: The Aggie Joke Is On Us
    A few months ago, Ryan Swope already knew. During the July circus known as SEC Football Media Days, Swope, Texas A&M’s record-setting wide receiver, was asked how he believed the Aggies’ fast-paced, no-huddle offense of first-year A&M coach Kevin Sumlin would fare against SEC defenses, particularly in the Western Division.  Full Story
  • 11/9/2012
    A Half-Century of SEC Lessons
    Something – and I don’t know what is – told me this was an anniversary weekend of sorts in my life.  Full Story
  • 11/2/2012
    Here’s to you, Mr. Lattimore
    Write about college football for more than three decades like yours truly, and there are a few times when you become jaded.  Full Story
  • 10/26/2012
    Bond Drove Bulldogs to Upset of No. 1
    John Bond’s corvette was parked near the dressing room at Jackson Veterans Memorial Stadium on the afternoon on the first day of November 1980.  Full Story
  • 10/19/2012
    I’ve Got Your Number, No. 21
    Somewhere in our pasts, tucked away in a box in our attics or stowed deep in our memories, is THE jersey. You know the one. THE jersey of your first sports hero with his or her number.  Full Story
  • 10/11/2012
    Invent it? No. Perfect It? Probably.
    We’re just gentle folks down here in the South. Southerners say yes sir and no ma’am. Thank you and you’re welcome. We smile at strangers and ask, `How ‘ya doin’?” Southerners open doors for women. Southerners don't give simple explanations, but recite their life stories before getting to the point.  Full Story
  • 10/4/2012
    Gators’ Brown Left SEC QBs Black and Blue
    It rarely happens during a player’s career. There’s not much time to savor the moment, to stop and smell the roses, to bask in the spotlight, to get pats on the back.  Full Story
  • 9/27/2012
    It Was Always Easy Being Greene
    David Greene loved playing football. He didn’t play for the glory, for the honors, to be the big man on campus.  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.