Editor Don Whitten, who’s been typing letters to Santa Claus from children around the community, wondered what letters from some well-known folks might have said. He’s speculates on letters from football coaches, school personnel, et cetera. (December 19, 2012, Page 4)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Bye-bye Big 12, hello SEC.
After weeks of private flirtations and the college sports’ equivalent of prenuptial negotiations with their respective lawyers, Missouri and the Southeastern Conference took their mutual attraction public Sunday. (more…) (November 7, 2011, Page 3B)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — SEC athletic directors and Commissioner Mike Slive met Wednesday to discuss the logistics of Texas A&M’s entry as the 13th member even though No. 14 might soon be on its way.
The meeting comes a day after University of Missouri curators voted unanimously to consider leaving the Big 12 — likely to join the Southeastern Conference — instead of committing to the league for the long term. (more…) (October 6, 2011, Page 6)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Southeastern Conference Presidents and Chancellors, acting unanimously, announced Sunday that Texas A&M University will join the Southeastern Conference effective July 1, 2012, with competition to begin in all sports for the 2012-13 academic year. (more…) (September 26, 2011, Page 3B)
HOOVER, Ala. — Excitement for the start of a new season, rather than talk about last year or Mississippi State, is what Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt tried to emphasize during his visit to Southeastern Conference Media Days on Friday.
Whether it was his few minutes spent talking with media based from Mississippi and Memphis or his time spent answering questions from a room filled with reporters from all over, Nutt clearly wanted to talk about the future rather than the past. (July 25, 2011, Page 6)
HOOVER, Ala. — The first major news bomb delivered at the annual Southeastern Conference Media Days event wasn’t dropped by a coach or a player. It was delivered at the start of the day by SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, who unveiled his thoughts on a new national agenda regarding college football and college athletics as a whole. (July 21, 2011, Page 5)
BLOG — HOOVER, Ala. — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive started the annual Media Days event today with a 20-minute proposal regarding new ideas on recruiting and educational requirements for incoming students, among other things. (more…) (July 20, 2011)
On Thursday the conference announced that it has reached an agreement with the Alabama Sports Foundation and the city of Hoover that will keep the tournament locked in to Regions Park until 2016. (more…) (May 20, 2011, Page 6A)