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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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  • 11/24/2011
    The Man with the Golden Boot
    As a linebacker for Arkansas in the Razorbacks’ pre-Southeastern Conference days, David Bazzel was high motor guy whose legs never quit running.  Full Story
  • 11/18/2011
    SEC Traditions: Thankful for SEC Football
    SEC Traditions - Thankful for football - Ron Higgins 11/18  Full Story
  • 11/11/2011
    It’s Not What You See Now...
    Last Saturday, No. 1 LSU beat No. 2 Alabama, 9-6, in overtime, in a throwback game that centered on defense, kicking game and field positions, the foundation on which Southeastern Conference football was built.  Full Story
  • 11/4/2011
    This One’s For The Bear and Coach Mac
    There he stood, propped up against the Legion Field goalposts, his houndstooth hat tilted slightly over his eyes, one leg casually crossed over the other. Alabama’s Paul “Bear” Bryant, probably the most legendary figure in college football history. Coach of six national championship teams, winner of 13 Southeastern Conference championships. Molder of men. The man who carried an entire league and his state on his back for 25 years.  Full Story
  • 10/28/2011
    No Surprise that Summitt Has a Plan
    Pat Summitt has a plan. This is not breaking news. She had a plan when she took over as Tennessee’s Lady Vols’ head coach at age 22. She had a plan to recover from a serious knee injury and make the U.S. Olympic team at age 24.  Full Story
  • 10/21/2011
    Davis Has Been a Man for All Sports Seasons
    When I’m in my channel-flippin’ mood – which is often – there’s always something that stops my twitching thumb besides The Millionaire Matchmaker, Storage Wars, Hawaii Five-O and CSI Miami. It’s whenever I come across Charles Davis on the NFL Network.   Full Story
  • 10/14/2011
    Is it over yet? Really? Are you sure?
    You hear it all the time from college head football coaches. "To have a chance to beat a team as good as the one we’re playing, we’ve got to play the full 60 minutes." When I was a much younger writer, I thought that quote was the most overused cliché ever.  Full Story
  • 10/7/2011
    Ole Miss’ Smith put the “foot” in football
    SEC Traditions - Bill Smith  Full Story
  • 9/23/2011
    Lunney to Meadors Finally turned the Tide the Razorbacks’ Way
    Barry Lunney Jr. stepped into his huddle one last time on a beautiful, clear September afternoon in Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Arkansas senior quarterback didn’t have time to think whether he and his teammates were about to make history with possibly the Hogs’ first-ever win over Alabama after 13 straight losses.  Full Story
  • 9/16/2011
    Brando's Broadcast Hub in the Heart of SEC Country
    Tim Brando is sitting calmly in the middle of organized chaos. It’s the last week of August, and the CBS Sports Network simulcast debut of his syndicated Yahoo Sports daily three-hour radio talk show (9 a.m. to 12 noon CT) that’s also being broadcast nationally on Sirius and XM satellite – did you follow all that? – is just more than a week away.  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.