Save me the pious pontification on morality. This is college football. This is the world where pieces of crap like Cam Newton (laptop thief, academic fraudster) are celebrated. This is the world where if you ain’t cheating, then you ain’t trying. Yet, some members of the press want to tar and feather Bobby Petrino for [...]
According to the Ledger-Enquirer, the SEC is getting close to settling its football schedule for the new 14-member league. It appears that the rivalry games will be safe under the new plan. According to the report SEC consultant Larry Templeton said, “I would say that the permanent games are probably as safe as anything that’s [...]
SEC Football: Arkansas Coach Petrino injured in motorcycle crash; condition ‘stable’, and ‘expected to make full recovery’
The University of Arkansas released this statement on the condition of football coach Bobby Petrino: “Coach Petrino was involved in a motorcycle accident on Sunday evening that involved no other individuals. He is in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery. Our family appreciates respect for our privacy during the recovery and [...]
Attack on Coach Calipari gives C.M. Newton a chance to defend the Kentucky basketball coach. Newton calls Cal a ‘good man’ and a ‘honest man.’
The SEC released its Community Service Team and Alabama guard Trevor Releford was included. Here is the official release from the SEC: 2012 SEC Men’s Basketball Community Service Team In a continuing effort to recognize the accomplishments of student-athletes beyond the field of competition, the SEC once again highlighted a Community Service Team for men’s [...]
The 2012 SEC Media Day Schedule was released today with Missouri and Texas A&M both schedule for the first day. Auburn and LSU will headline on day two, and Alabama and Georgia highlight day three’s schedule. Here is the list: 2012 SEC Football Media Days Tuesday-Thursday, July 17-19 Tuesday, July 17, 2012 1st session (approx. [...]
Auburn fans take heart! Don’t let Alabama fans tell you that new Auburn offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler is a downgrade from Gus Malzahn. That simply isn’t true. Loeffler is a homerun that will work in conjunction with other important actions taken by Auburn head coach Gene Chizik to put Auburn back on the path to [...]
The conference expansion drama now moves to its next stage as fans get a chance to look at the 2012 SEC football schedule. According to the SEC release, conference leaders will meet to develop a plan for future schedules and “scheduling principles.” Slive released this comment: “The SEC transition team and our athletic directors did [...]
Here is the official release from the SEC: University of Missouri to Join Southeastern Conference The Southeastern Conference Presidents and Chancellors, acting unanimously, announced today that the University of Missouri will join the Southeastern Conference effective July 1, 2012, with competition to begin in all sports for the 2012-13 academic year. The addition of Missouri [...]
The Southeastern Conference said a web vendor made an error when a story was published on the SEC’s website about Missouri joining the SEC. According to a tweet from the SEC’s Charles Bloom, “Web vendor made mistake. No agreement between #SEC and Missouri.” (Source) Later this morning, the SEC’s web vendor issued a statement on [...]
Chancellor Deaton extended audio from KOMU News on Vimeo. In this video from KOMU, University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton spoke about the Big 12, the SEC and Mizzou. It doesn’t sound like Mizzou plans to stay in the Big 12. The Chancellor wished the Big 12 “the best and all that” on reform measures [...]
The Big 12 Board of Directors met Monday in Dallas, and the meeting included a plea for Missouri to stay in the conference. Missouri is widely expected to be headed for the SEC; however, no official word from either Missouri or the SEC yet. Will it come? Or will Mizzou listen to the Big 12? [...]
Watch as LSU defeats Auburn in SEC West action. Auburn comeback falls just short in dramatic fourth quarter.
Watch these video highlights of the game as the Ole Miss Rebels hosted the Arkansas Razorbacks. Arkansas rallied with support from its running game. Ole Miss performs above expectations, but falls short.
The Missouri Board of Curators announced it had delegated to Chancellor Brady Deaton the “authority to make decisions regarding conference alignment and to negotiate contracts” related to this. A change of conference would not require further board approval. Chancellor Deaton described this move by the curators as a “weighty decision.” He said there was little [...]
At a press conference following Wednesday practice, LSU football coach Les Miles declined to address reports that football players Tyrann Mathieu, Tharold Simon and Spencer Ware were suspended for Saturday’s game against Auburn. A brief summary follows and you can watch video of Les Miles press conference on the player at the end of the [...]
Tennessee Volunteers Coach Derek Dooley spoke to reporters on the weekly SEC teleconference. He previewed the Third Saturday in October rivalry game against Alabama. You can listen to the entire audio in the above player and read some notes below in the story. SEC Teleconference notes: Tennessee is 3-3 this year; the Volunteers are coming [...]
According to the Daily Reveille, two LSU star football players face a one-game and possibly multiple-game suspension. According to the report, “LSU sophomores Spencer Ware and Tyrann Mathieu will be suspended for Saturday’s game against Auburn after reportedly failing a drug test, a source told The Daily Reveille on Wednesday.” The suspension for the Auburn [...]
Just how bad are things between Missouri and the Big 12? There were some clues tonight in a report from the Kansas City Star that the conference did little to help Missouri when it came bowl time. From the Kansas City Star, “Missouri, after beating Kansas in a matchup of unbeaten teams in the 2007 [...]
Watch these video highlights of Arkansas defeating Auburn.
Watch video highlights of the LSU Tigers and Florida Gators in SEC football action.
The Big 12 Conference announced some changes today. The conference invited Texas Christian University (TCU) and announced an agreement on a six-year grant of television rights; however, the real story is that Missouri abstained from voting both actions. The official Big 12 press releases are included below. First, the Big 12 authorized expansion. The release: [...]
Conference Expansion: SEC could net big payday from realignment; is a conference network back on the table?
One of the best sports reporters covering the conference expansion and realignment drama is Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News. Wilner provided some interesting nuggets of information about the SEC, Missouri and conference television packages. Wilner reported, “Now … with two new schools that bring 11 million TV homes … and the sizzling [...]
Will Les Miles help or hurt LSU this season? Will Steve Spurrier ever find a quarterback? What is going wrong with Lane Kiffin’s USC football team? Sean Salisbury examines these issues in a Total College Sports report.
SEC Expansion: Missouri Curators empower Chancellor to explore conference affiliation; Chancellor resigns Big 12 position
In a pair of moves certain to fuel increased speculation that the University of Missouri is headed to the Southeastern Conference (SEC), Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton resigned his position as chairman of the Big 12 Board of Directors, and the University of Missouri Board of Curators delegated to Chancellor Brady Deaton the power to explore [...]
Houston Nutt is a great coach and an honorable man. If he says something was fishy about the recruitment of a football player, you can take his word for it. He would know. He has coached in the SEC for a long time. However, Auburn’s mouthpiece Phillip Marshall penned an attack piece on Houston Nutt. [...]
A former Alabama football player was attacked outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium following Saturday’s game against Florida, according to the Tuscaloosa News. Myles was carrying a container of chicken wings when attacked. There is no word on the whereabouts of Charlie Weis during the alleged incident. However, a chicken-wing lineup could be held soon as [...]
Today the Big 12 announced a revenue plan that grants Tier 1 and Tier 2 rights to the Big 12 for six years. Revenue would be equally divided from these sources. Of course, there is no mention of what will happen to the Longhorn Network. The announcement prompts more questions.Without addressing the Longhorn Network, will [...]
Arkansas defeated Texas A&M Saturday to improve to 4-1 on the season. Watch highlights of the Southwest Classic game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Texas A&M Aggies. Also, details about the record-breaking day.
The storyline in Dallas will be a tale of two halves; it will be a story of comeback and collapse. However, the most impressive element in Arkansas’ 42-38 victory over Texas A&M was the play of Arkansas’ quarterback Tyler Wilson. Wilson is the best quarterback in the SEC. He showed it this week in Dallas [...]