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  • Mississippi State athlete killed in crash during graduation weekend

    May 8, 2017 4:50 PM

    STARKVILLE, Miss. - A track athlete who had just graduated from college was killed while riding in a small car that was struck by a Mississippi Highway Patrol vehicle. Multiple news outlets report that 22-year-old Kaelin Kersh of Pearl died in the wreck early Sunday near Starkville. She graduated Friday... more »
  • SEC asks Arkansas to exempt stadiums, arenas from gun law

    March 28, 2017 4:55 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Southeastern Conference says it wants Arkansas lawmakers to exempt college sporting events such as football games from a new law greatly expanding where concealed handguns are allowed, citing concerns about safety at its games. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said Tuesday that the measure signed into... more »
  • SEC delivers $100,000 check for LSU employees impacted by flood

    February 24, 2017 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – University officials say the Southeastern Conference has given LSU $100,000 to assist university employees impacted by August’s historic flooding. A statement from the university said the donation was made to the LSU Employee Assistance Fund, which was established by LSU President F. King Alexander in August.... more »
  • SEC targets spring break practices in reaction to Harbaugh

    February 9, 2016 3:47 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference is asking for a rule preventing football teams from holding practices during spring break. The move comes nearly a week after Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said on national signing day that the Wolverines would practice in Florida over spring break starting later this... more »
  • SEC forms group to review student-athlete conduct policies

    September 10, 2015 3:44 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference has appointed seven individuals from campuses across the league to review issues surrounding student-athlete conduct. Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin will chair the group. Other members include Tennessee Chancellor Jimmy Cheek, Georgia law professor David Shipley, Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams, Mississippi State... more »
  • SEC championship remains in Atlanta at least through 2026

    September 8, 2015 11:53 AM

    ATLANTA - The Southeastern Conference football championship game is staying in Atlanta for at least a dozen more years. The league announced a new 10-year agreement to play the game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, a $1.4 billion retractable-roof facility under construction next door to the Georgia Dome. The new stadium... more »
  • 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 »

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