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  • SEC commissioner: League leading the way on social issues

    July 13, 2015 2:31 PM

    HOOVER, AL - New Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey used his first state-of-the-league address to praise the league for leading the way in athletics as well as on social issues, invoking the lyrics of a Bob Dylan song to make his point. Standing in front of three huge video screens... more »
  • SEC generates NCAA-record $455.8M in revenue for 2014-15

    May 29, 2015 4:21 PM

    DESTIN, FL - The powerful Southeastern Conference is now the NCAA's richest league. Thanks to the successful debut of the SEC Network, the conference generated an NCAA-record $455.8 million in revenue in 2014-15. The league's revenue was $309.6 million last year. The SEC will distribute $31.2 million to... more »
  • SEC wants 'level playing field' regarding camps, transfers

    May 26, 2015 6:36 PM

    DESTIN, FL - The Southeastern Conference wants a level playing field. Yep, the league that boasts seven consecutive national championships, resides in some of the country's most fertile recruiting grounds and has loads of history and fan support is complaining about being at a competitive disadvantage. SEC coaches and administrators... more »
  • High-profile coach hires could improve SEC basketball depth

    April 10, 2015 11:34 AM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Southeastern Conference schools want to make sure they have more than just a couple of men's basketball programs capable of making long NCAA Tournament runs each season. And they're paying big money to try to do it. Over the past month, Mississippi State and Tennessee both hired... more »
  • Quarterman's triple-double leads LSU to 73-63 win over Ole Miss

    February 28, 2015 11:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Tim Quarterman had 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and LSU pulled into a fourth-place tie in the Southeastern Conference with a 73-63 victory over Mississippi on Saturday. Quarterman's triple-double was the first by an LSU player since Shaquille O'Neal did it against BYU... more »
  • Tigers shut out at Arkansas 17-0

    November 15, 2014 11:40 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Brandon Allen threw for 169 yards and Arkansas snapped a 17-game Southeastern Conference losing streak with a 17-0 win over No. 20 LSU on Saturday night. The conference win is the first for the Razorbacks (5-5, 1-5 SEC) since 2012, and its coach Bret Bielema's first... more »
  • Lone survivors in the SEC West

    November 10, 2014 11:58 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Mississippi State and Alabama are the only Southeastern Conference teams that still control their fates in the playoff scramble. Now, they play each other. In a Western Division where teams have been picking each other one by one, the top-ranked Bulldogs and No. 4 Crimson Tide... more »
  • No SEC hoops Surprise: Kentucky, Florida picked 1-2

    October 22, 2014 11:37 AM

    CHARLOTTE, NC - The Southeastern Conference's Final Four teams were picked to finish 1-2 in the league again this season with star-filled Kentucky chosen just ahead of defending champion Florida. Kentucky got all 20 first-place votes from the media panel to finish with 280 points with Florida second, garnering 258... more »
  • SEC commissioner Mike Slive retiring

    October 14, 2014 1:54 PM

    NEW YORK - The Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday that Commissioner Mike Slive would step down from the position he has held for 13 years. Slive said he will retire on July 31, 2015. The 74-year-old commissioner said he's undergoing treatment for a recurrence of prostate cancer, which he was... more »
  • Wild, wild SEC West set for historic day

    September 29, 2014 4:02 PM

    Three teams from the Southeastern Conference's powerful Western Division are finally going down. That much is assured on Saturday, when six teams ranked in the top 15 clash in an unprecedented day for any division in major college football. First, No. 6 Texas A&M visits No. 12 Mississippi State. Then... more »
  • SEC Network to debut tomorrow at 5 p.m.

    August 13, 2014 4:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At 5 p.m. CST tomorrow, the SEC Network will light up screens in Baton Rouge and across the nation as coverage of Southeastern Conference sports adopts a new schedule: 24/7/365. The Aug. 14 launch comes after lengthy negotiations by TV service providers with intensive collaboration between... more »
  • Schools invest millions preparing for SEC Network

    August 12, 2014 3:00 PM

    The Southeastern Conference's new network debuts Thursday, promising more than 1,000 live events this year and a reach that includes most major television providers. The network will be welcomed by millions of fans of who can't get enough coverage of the most powerful conference in college sports, and SEC officials... more »
  • SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others

    July 17, 2014 4:45 PM

    HOOVER, AL - Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform. Not that they're complaining. Players at SEC Media Days this week were mostly pleased about the trend toward a few more perks - including scholarships that would... more »
  • Surprising first week shakes up SEC race

    January 8, 2014 2:18 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tn. - A surprising first week of competition in the Southeastern Conference women's basketball team has left the league with no obvious front-runner. Tennessee and Kentucky, who have combined to win the conference's last four regular-season titles, lost their SEC home openers. Tennessee, the defending league champion, fell 80-77... more »
  • SEC fines 4 schools for breaking league rules

    December 20, 2013 6:46 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Al. - The Southeastern Conference fined four schools a combined $60,000 for violating league policies during the football season. Mississippi State and Mississippi were the hardest hit, with each school receiving a $25,000 fine. Mississippi State was fined for violating the league's artificial noisemaker policy a second time. The... more »
  • Auburn's Mason, Malzahn highlight AP All-SEC Team

    December 9, 2013 1:44 PM

    ATLANTA - Auburn running back Tre Mason is the offensive player of the year, while Gus Malzahn claimed the coaching award on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team. The Tigers were rewarded on the team announced Monday after going from worst to first. Mason was a unanimous choice at... more »
  • Nashville tapped for SEC tourney

    October 15, 2013 10:33 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Southeastern Conference has agreed to make Nashville the primary home of its men's basketball tournament through 2026. Commissioner Mike Slive announced Tuesday a deal with the Nashville Sports Council to hold a total of nine men's tournaments in Music City. The deal also includes dates for... more »
  • LSU vs. Florida set for 2:30 October 12

    September 30, 2013 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Kickoff for the LSU-Florida game on Saturday, October 12 in Tiger Stadium has been set for 2:30 p.m. The Southeastern Conference announced the game times for that weekend this morning. LSU vs. Florida will match two teams currently ranked in the top 25. The Tigers... more »
  • Light non-conference weekend for much of SEC

    September 4, 2013 12:46 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Most of the Southeastern Conference is taking it easy this weekend. The No. 11 Georgia vs. sixth-ranked South Carolina showdown is the only league game. No. 12 Florida's trip south to Miami figures to be a competitive nonconference matchup. Everyone else in the league is either taking... more »
  • LSU-Arkansas game to remain on Friday in 2013

    May 22, 2013 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - LSU and Arkansas will play on what has become its traditional Friday slot in 2013 as the two teams will square off in Tiger Stadium on Nov. 29. The Southeastern Conference announced Wednesday the kickoff for the Tigers and the Razorbacks is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.... more »
  • LSU gets weekend sweep on the road at Missouri

    March 31, 2013 4:12 PM

    COLUMBIA, Mo. - The LSU baseball team earned their second SEC series sweep in as many weeks with a 6-5 comeback win at Missouri. The Tigers trailed Mizzou 5-1 after the bottom of the second that saw four runs come across for their new SEC foes, but LSU quickly responded... more »
  • Florida the favorite in a wide-open SEC Tournament

    March 12, 2013 1:57 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Almost every team in the Southeastern Conference has at least some hope of taking home the tournament championship after a wild season. Florida. Tennessee. Kentucky. Mississippi. Alabama. Shoot, maybe even Vanderbilt playing a couple miles away from home has a shot. Gators coach Billy Donovan... more »
  • Tiger Park wins STMA Field of the Year Award

    February 19, 2013 9:51 PM

    LAWRENCE, Kan. - Tiger Park has been honored with the prestigious Field of the Year award by the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) for the college and university softball division. LSU has started the 2013 season with a 10-1 mark, the program's best start since the 2007 season. The... more »
  • LSU ready for road challenge

    February 18, 2013 7:33 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The LSU men's basketball team worked out at Thompson-Boling Arena here Monday night going over the Tennessee scouting report in preparation for two improving teams to meet looking to improve their position in the Southeastern Conference race. Tipoff is slated for just after 7 p.m. EST... more »
  • Patterson's gem completes LSU softball's perfect weekend

    February 17, 2013 7:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The No. 10 LSU softball team rode Meghan Patterson's right-arm to a masterful four-hit shutout fueled by eight strikeouts as the Tigers completed a perfect weekend with a 1-0 victory over Nicholls State Sunday at Tiger Park. LSU (10-1) has won 10 of its first 11... more »
  • Tigers sweep opening series

    February 17, 2013 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers completed the sweep of Maryland with a game three 14-3 win Sunday. Brent Bolvillain went four complete innings, and Nate Fury came in to sit down three straight batters in the fourth to take the win for the Bayou Bengals. The bats woke... more »
  • Missouri blasts Mississippi St, 78-36

    February 13, 2013 10:04 PM

    STARKVILLE, Miss. - Keion Bell scored 24 points, Jabari Brown added 20 and Missouri easily defeated Mississippi State 78-36 on Wednesday night. Missouri (18-6, 7-4 Southeastern Conference) jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the opening minutes and led 34-10 by halftime. It took Mississippi State (7-16, 2-9) more than... more »
  • Turner leads Texas A&M over Mississippi, 69-67

    February 13, 2013 9:58 PM

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Elston Turner had 37 points, including a career-high seven 3-pointers, to give Texas A&M a 69-67 win over Mississippi on Wednesday night. Derrick Millinghaus made a free throw before the Rebels got the ball back after a shot-clock violation. Millinghaus hit a layup with 44 seconds... more »
  • SEC expands baseball tournament to 12 teams 5 days

    December 21, 2012 12:41 PM

    HOOVER Ala. - The Southeastern Conference has added two teams and a fifth day to the baseball tournament. Commissioner Mike Slive announced Friday that the field will expand to 12 teams in the 14-team league starting in 2013 in Hoover, Ala. The top four seeds will earn a bye in... more »
  • SEC names Murray, MInter and Christy players of week

    October 22, 2012 12:32 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray and LSU linebacker Kevin Minter are the Southeastern Conference's offensive and defensive players of the week. The SEC also awarded Florida punter Kyle Christy special teams honors on Monday. Murray completed 30 of 38 passes for a career-high 427 yards and four touchdowns... more »
  • Georgia defense looks to make mark against LSU

    November 30, 2011 12:50 PM

    ATHENS, Ga. - Sanders Commings wants everyone to take notice of Georgia's defense. If that means taking a shot at No. 1 LSU before Saturday's Southeastern Conference championship game, so be it. Commings stirred things up this week by boldly proclaiming that Georgia has a tougher D than... more »
  • Plenty at stake for SEC's regular-season finales

    November 23, 2011 12:43 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Southeastern Conference has played significant games every week for the last six seasons. This weekend might be bigger than any of the others. Yes, the league that has won five consecutive national championships and had a regular-season matchup dubbed "The Game of the Century"... more »
  • SEC honors Wilson as offensive player of the week

    November 21, 2011 12:43 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson is Southeastern Conference offensive player of the week. Wilson completed a school-record 32 passes for 365 yards and three touchdowns against Mississippi State. LSU defensive back Ron Brooks and Kentucky Danny Trevathan shared defensive honors, while Georgia kicker Blair Walsh is... more »
  • SEC honors Demps, Reid, Johnson

    November 7, 2011 12:24 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Florida running back Jeff Demps, LSU safety Eric Reid and Arkansas return specialist/running back Dennis Johnson are the Southeastern Conference players of the week. Demps rushed for a career-high 158 yards and two touchdowns against Vanderbilt. He had 213 all-purpose yards. Reid had six... more »
  • No. 25 Mississippi State eyes upset over No, 3 LSU

    September 14, 2011 12:30 PM

    STARKVILLE, Miss. - There is little doubt Mississippi State's football program has improved tremendously during coach Dan Mullen's two-plus years. A punch line in the Southeastern Conference just three years ago, the Bulldogs have been nationally ranked nine straight weeks, the first such streak since 1999. But one... more »
  • SEC invites Texas A&M to join

    September 7, 2011 12:09 PM

    The Southeastern Conference says it has accepted Texas A&M's application to the league, but the move is being held up because a Big 12 school has threatened legal action if the Aggies leave. The SEC says in a statement released Wednesday that it had already received "unanimous written assurance"... more »
  • SEC honors Ballard, Mathieu, Adams

    September 5, 2011 12:26 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Mississippi State running back Vick Ballard, LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu and Arkansas return man Joe Adams are Southeastern Conference players of the week. Ballard rushed for a career-high 166 yards and three touchdowns at Memphis. Mathieu led LSU with 10 tackles and scored on a... more »
  • Dykes: La. Tech is improved, but has a tough road

    August 12, 2011 1:07 PM

    RUSTON, La. - With 13 starters and 42 lettermen back from a team that barely missed bowl eligibility in 2010, second-year head coach Sonny Dykes expects Louisiana Tech to be better this season. However, Dykes says it remains to be seen whether his team's improvement will be reflected in... more »
  • Tigers predicted to finish second overall

    July 22, 2011 10:43 AM

    HOOVER, Ala. - The LSU football team was selected to finish second overall by the media Friday on the final day of Southeastern Conference Media Days in Alabama. The Tigers were also picked to finish second in the SEC Western Division behind Alabama, who was chosen to win the... more »
  • LSU explores expansion of Tiger Stadium

    June 14, 2011 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - LSU and the Tiger Athletic Foundation are surveying season ticket holders to gage interest in a possible expansion of premium seating in Tiger Stadium. The 92,400-seat on-campus stadium known as Death Valley is routinely sold out for games against Southeastern Conference rivals, so officials have... more »
  • Snow keeps Ark., LSU hoops squads in Mississippi

    February 10, 2011 12:31 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Winter weather across the South has kept a pair of Southeastern Conference basketball teams on the road longer than planned. Both Arkansas and LSU stayed in Mississippi following games Wednesday night. The Razorbacks, who lost 67-56 at Mississippi State, stayed because of heavy snow in... more »
  • Auburn's Nick Fairley entering NFL draft

    January 14, 2011 12:35 PM

    AUBURN, Ala. - Lombardi Award winner Nick Fairley is skipping his senior season at Auburn to enter the NFL draft. The potential No. 1 overall draft pick announced his decision Friday at his old high school in Mobile. He says he didn't make up his mind until a... more »
  • LSU-Auburn: Last of SEC's unbeatens meet

    October 22, 2010 12:30 PM

    Lucky, plucky or just plain good? Fifth-ranked Auburn and No. 6 LSU are the Southeastern Conference's survivors, winning with gutsy comebacks and playcalling, and even being on the right side of officiating rulings. Neither team has been perfect, but their records remain so at least until after Saturday's... more »
  • Game day means millions to SEC schools, states

    October 13, 2010 1:20 PM

    Fans heading to Southeastern Conference football games are hitting the ATM on the way and bringing their credit cards too. Game day in the SEC is big business. Kickoff means devoted fans spending millions on hotels, parking, clothing, food and drink around the SEC - an obsession in... more »
  • LSU's 'Chief' Chavis focused on beating Vols

    September 30, 2010 12:22 PM

    (Photo Coutesy: Steve Franz, LSU Athletics Staff Photographer) LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis is focused on beating another Southeastern Conference opponent this week. That team just happens to be his alma mater and the place he spent 20 years coaching. Chavis insists he's moved on and won't... more »
  • SEC honors Newton, Lester and Peterson

    September 27, 2010 12:29 PM

    The Southeastern Conference named Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, Alabama safety Robert Lester and LSU cornerback/return man Patrick Peterson players of the week. Newton passed for 158 yards and ran for 176, accounting for five touchdowns in a win over South Carolina. Lester had two interceptions and seven tackles... more »
  • No. 22 WVU needs to quiet crowd against No. 15 LSU

    September 24, 2010 12:27 PM

    During the ups and downs of Les Miles' tenure with LSU the past few seasons, the coach's record has remained perfect in one respect. The Tigers haven't lost regular-season games to teams from outside the Southeastern Conference. LSU lost to a non-SEC team only once - to Penn... more »
  • SEC teams relying heavily on new backs

    September 15, 2010 12:56 PM

    The youngsters are taking over in Southeastern Conference backfields. Across the league, young or previously unknown backs helped carry their teams to victories last weekend. And when the games were up for grabs, the balls were in the hands of players like South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore, Alabama's Trent... more »
  • Florida's Rainey arrested, charged with stalking

    September 14, 2010 12:24 PM

    Florida receiver Chris Rainey has been charged with aggravated stalking, a third-degree felony. Rainey was released from the Alachua County Jail on his own recognizance Tuesday and ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim. The alleged victim also was in court with her mother and sister.... more »
  • LSU's Spencer transfers to Nebraska

    August 24, 2010 1:10 PM

    Point guard Bo Spencer is transferring to Nebraska after having been declared academically ineligible at LSU. Spencer would have been LSU's top returning scorer this season, with 14.5 points a game, but coach Trent Johnson announced in May that Spencer would be ineligible. Spencer averaged 11.4 points in... more »
  • Tide picked to beat Florida for SEC, LSU 4th in the west

    July 23, 2010 11:14 AM

    Defending national champion Alabama is the overwhelming pick to beat Florida in the Southeastern Conference championship game. Both teams were picked to meet for the title for the third consecutive year in balloting by reporters who cover the league at SEC media days. Florida got 153 of 176 first-place votes... more »
  • Pouncey denies allegations he took money at UF

    July 21, 2010 12:31 PM

    Former Florida Gators standout Maurkice Pouncey is denying allegations that he took money from a representative of a sports agent while he was still at the university. Pouncey says in a statement released by his attorney Wednesday that "it is an absolutely ridiculous claim." He says he has... more »
  • OU president says Sooners, A&M got invite from SEC

    June 23, 2010 1:10 PM

    The president of the University of Oklahoma says his school and Texas A&M both received invitations to join the Southeastern Conference during the last round of conference realignment. Oklahoma ended up remaining in the Big 12. University president David Boren said Wednesday that the Sooners had offers from... more »
  • Meyer taking "leave of absence"

    December 27, 2009 4:08 PM

    Less than 24 hours after resigning, Florida coach Urban Meyer is instead taking an indefinite leave of absence that opens the door for his return to the Gators. Meyer said at a news conference Sunday that he was offered and encouraged to take a leave of absence earlier in the... more »
  • LSU's Jasper named player of the week

    November 30, 2009 10:34 AM

    LSU place-kicker Josh Jasper has been named the Southeastern Conference Special Teams Player of the Week after kicking four field goals, including the game-winner in overtime, in the Tigers' 33-30 win over Arkansas on Saturday. Trailing, 30-27, Jasper sent the game into overtime with a 41-yard field goal with... more »
  • KKK protest kept Ole Miss recruits away

    November 23, 2009 9:08 AM

    Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt said at least eight potential football recruits didn't see Mississippi beat LSU Saturday in Oxford because of a Ku Klux Klan protest on campus. About a dozen Klan members protested the school's decision to drop the song "From Dixie with Love" because some fans... more »
  • SEC stiffens penalties for complaining coaches

    October 30, 2009 11:16 AM

    Southeastern Conference officials announced that coaches will now face stiffer penalties like fines or suspensions for complaining about officiating in the media. Commissioner MIke Slive told the Associated Press in a phone interview Friday that coaches who violate the conference's ethics rules against criticizing officials in public will face... more »

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