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)
The Southeastern Conference unveiled the 2012 women’s basketball television schedule on Thursday, with Ole Miss scheduled for six games.
The Southeastern Conference is staying just as it is — for now.
However, the game of major college conference realignment appears far from finished.
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)
After missing most of the 2010 season with a torn ACL, Lockett was granted a sixth year of eligibility this past spring by the NCAA.
He has been cleared for summer drills that begin in less than two weeks and eagerly anticipating a new direction for a team that is trying to rebound from a 4-8 overall mark last season. (more…) (July 25, 2011, Page 6)
During his time with the print media at Thursday’s Southeastern Conference Media Days session, Chizik was asked a handful of questions in different ways about the NCAA and rules violations. His answers didn’t vary much, although he did talk publicly about his conversation with an NCAA official that is involved with infractions. (July 22, 2011, Page 8A)
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)
DESTIN, Fla. (AP)—Football dominates talk at the SEC meetings, but there is plenty of basketball news on the agenda, too.
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Steve Spurrier has a plan to pay football players — and it wouldn’t cost schools or conferences a dime.
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The hottest topic at the Southeastern Conference’s annual meetings has nothing to do with national championships or NCAA violations. It has to do with what league Commissioner Mike Slive calls “fundamental fairness” to recruits. (more…) (June 2, 2011, Page 2B)