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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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  • 9/9/2011
    Rockey’s Road Forever Circles Back to Starkville
    This is a really bold statement I’m about to make, but here it goes: No athlete in the history of the Southeastern Conference loves his or her alma mater more than Rockey Felker loves Mississippi State.  Full Story
  • 9/2/2011
    Season Openers Can Be Eye-Openers
    Rewind to last Jan. 10, it’s almost midnight and I’m standing outside of University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, waiting for a media bus to take me back to my hotel.  Full Story
  • 7/20/2011
    Skywriters Thrived on a Wing and a Prayer
    Every August for 19 years from 1965 to 1983, before you had the three-ring circus of about 900 credentialed media that descended here at the Wynfrey Hotel starting Wednesday for the SEC’s annual football preseason media days, 45 or so hard-working and partying journalists with hearts of gold and livers of bronze, were stuffed in a DC-3 propeller plane for a day-to-day tour of the then-10 league schools.  Full Story
  • 6/1/2011
    Destin Recap: Day Two
    SEC basketball coaches got busy a at the league’s annual business meetings on Wednesday when they proposed to abolish the two six-team divisional races in the upcoming season.  Full Story
  • 6/1/2011
    Destin Recap: Day One
    The expected hot topic on day one of the annual SEC spring business meetings at the Sandestin Beach Hilton on Tuesday was discussing possible changes to the league’s oversigning rule for football.  Full Story
  • 5/27/2011
    You Never Know What Will Happen At The Beach
    Only at the league’s annual spring business meetings, which convenes Tuesday at the Sandestin (Fla.) Beach Hilton for the 27th consecutive year, can you gain a glimpse of the league’s football coaches, men’s and women’s basketball coaches, athletic directors and presidents in a relaxed, non-competitive state.  Full Story
  • 5/20/2011
    Ron Widby - A man of four seasons for simple reasons
    The story of the last four sport letterman at Tennessee  Full Story
  • 5/16/2011
    Never Lacking For Subjects
    When I was asked at the start of last football season to write about Traditions of the SEC, I knew I’d never lack for subjects.  Full Story
  • 5/6/2011
    Toms is the Original Tiger on Tour
    My weekly ritual following the PGA tour has been the same for the last 20 years. I open my newspaper, flip to the sports agate page where the results are printed, find the latest tour stop round of the day and let my eyes wander until I pinpoint David Toms.  Full Story
  • 4/29/2011
    Former Vandy Golfer Snedeker Proves Nice Guys Can Finish First
    On Sunday, former Vanderbilt golfer and Nashville native Brandt Snedeker shot his best PGA tour round of the year, a seven-under par 64 on the last day of The Heritage, and won a playoff to capture his second PGA event ever in five full seasons on the tour.  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.