Archive For The “SEC Notebook” Category

SEC PREVIEW: Vince Dooley looks at the big stories & games in the SEC

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Dooley talks about the big games of the week including Auburn vs. Clemson and Alabama vs. Michigan. Dooley covers the big stories as the SEC starts the 2012 season.

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Column: Alabama must score more points than most expect to defeat Michigan

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2012 College Football Season Has Finally Arrived. Picks from around college football including: NC State over Tennessee; Vandy over South Carolina; Auburn over Clemson.

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Nothing to see here! NCAA talks to Auburn RB Jovon Robinson’s summer coach

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Biased Memphis Commercial Appeal at it again! Paper continues to publish stories about Auburn football and NCAA recruiting invsetigation.

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Top SEC football storylines: Is the SEC more than Alabama & LSU?

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SEC Players to watch for 2012: LSU’s Zach Mettenberger, Alabama’s Eddie Lacy

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BREAKING: NCAA to meet with 5-star Auburn commit Reuben Foster

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Nothing going on with Reuben Foster just like nothing going on in Memphis with Jovon Robinson’s false transcript. Auburn football fans should not worry about these obviously false accusations. These are the times that try a Tiger’s soul.

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COMMENTARY: Nothing to see in Memphis; Auburn fans should focus on season, not silly rumors

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Auburn fans have nothing to worry about in Memphis. There is nothing to see here. Move along. Sure, student-athlete Jovon Robinson had a transcript falsified by a guidance counselor. But what do you expect? This is Memphis. Stuff like that happens all the time! The school staff just really, really cares about students. They routinely…

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BASKETBALL: Alabama’s SEC 2013 schedule & television plan

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Interested in the 2012-2013 basketball season? The Alabama Crimson Tide will play every conference game on television, according to this release. Alabama’s conference games will be televised on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU Fox Sports Net, CSS and the SEC Network. Here is the entire SEC basketball schedule via the SEC’s just issued release: SEC Announces Men’s…

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College football: Les Miles has bigger worries than playing Florida & the future of ACC & Big East

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Les Miles on Florida as a rival: “I mean, Florida isn’t even a nearby state. This tradition of rivalry is the fact we enjoy playing them.” Also, could the Big East and ACC go away in as little as three years?

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Nick Saban, Alabama continue plans to annex Atlanta

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Alabama Football: Crimson Tide could face West Virginia in 2014 Chick-Fil-A College Kickoff Game in Atlanta

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Conference expansion paid off for the ACC; What looms for the SEC?

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The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) raided the Big East in an attempt to improve its position during the conference realignment process. Today, the ACC reaped the benefits of its Machiavellian policy—a new rights deal with ESPN. Details of the new media deal with ESPN were released by ESPN and the ACC today. Of course, the…

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SEC FOOTBALL: Alabama coach Nick Saban, LSU coach Les Miles and South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier are top three coaches in the conference

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See why some think Alabama Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban is the best coach in college football.

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Why the Miami Dolphins won NFL Draft 2012: A&M’s Ryan Tannehill obviously better than Andrew Luck, RGIII

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CNBC’s Darren Rovell knows the storyline of the night better than anyone. While fans were watching the NFL Draft, Rovell had one eye on Twitter and noticed an interesting trend that occurred right after the Miami Dolphins selected Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill. According to Rovell via Twitter, “In the first 10 minutes after Ryan…

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BCS UPDATE: four-team playoff gaining favor; spirit of cooperation forms

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Breaking news from the BCS meetings in Hollywood, Florida: BCS officials released a statement on the future of college football’s postseason. Breaking down the major changes and the news is TCS College Football Insider Teddy Greenstein in the embedded video. Quick hits from the video follows below as does today’s statement from the BCS.

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SEC revenue surges to $261,046,772 for latest fiscal year, TV revenue more than doubles since FY 2008-2009

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With the Southeastern Conference (SEC) renegotiating its television contracts and poised to add two new members in Texas A&M and Missouri, now is a good time to take a look at the financial strength of the conference. Television revenue more than doubled for the SEC between 2009 and 2011, according to an analysis of the…

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RECRUITING: Two things you should know about Georgia Coach Mark Richt

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The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s recruiting coverage was enlightening today about the state of Georgia football. If you want to know about Georgia’s recruiting and leadership, then listen to what a football recruit had to say about the Bulldogs. The AJC asked about the most creative recruiting gimmicks, and this was Kenyan Drake’s answer: “There really…

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Commentary: Moralizing aside, Arkansas needs Bobby Petrino

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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…

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SEC Football: Alabama-Tennessee, Auburn-Georgia games appear safe in future SEC schedules

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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…

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SEC Football: Arkansas Coach Petrino injured in motorcycle crash; condition ‘stable’, and ‘expected to make full recovery’

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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…

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REPORT: Kentucky’s John Calipari cheats!

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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.’

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Trevor Releford named to SEC Community Service Team

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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…

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Important SEC Football Dates: Spring Practice & SEC Media Days Schedule

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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….

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Auburn hits homerun with new offensive coordinator; Gene Chizik making the right offseason moves

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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…

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Conference Expansion: Alabama & SEC release 2012 football schedule

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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…

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SEC EXPANSION: Missouri joins the Southeastern Conference

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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…

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SEC blames web vendor for Mizzou story release; Web vendor issues statement

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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…

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SEC Expansion: Mizzou Chancellor wishes Big 12 ‘the best and all that’

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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…

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SEC Expansion: Big 12 continues to woo Mizzou

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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?…

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VIDEO: Highlights of LSU 45 Auburn 10

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Watch as LSU defeats Auburn in SEC West action. Auburn comeback falls just short in dramatic fourth quarter.

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VIDEO: Highlights of Arkansas 29 Ole Miss 24

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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.

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BREAKING: Missouri moves closer to leaving Big 12 and joining SEC

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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…

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