Tagged: sec meetings

SEC Approves Missouri Tigers, Arkansas Razorbacks As Cross-Division Opponents

by Chris Bahn 6/2/2012 8:43 am

Arkansas-Missouri is no longer a possibility. Now the SEC foes are officially cross-division SEC rivals for basketball and football. Matching up the two schools from bordering states had been discussed as a possibility since the Tigers joined the league. They’ll begin playing in 2014, following a vote from league members at the SEC’s annual meetings. Cross-division opponents were approved as part of a 6-1-1 scheduling model.

Jeff Long Knows Of 'No Plans' For Arkansas To Be Replaced As LSU's Final Opponent

by Chris Bahn 6/1/2012 9:57 am

If LSU is replacing Arkansas as its opponent to end the regular season, Jeff Long says he isn’t aware of it. Long used Twitter to respond to reports that “The Battle For The Boot” might eventually move form its traditional post-Thanksgiving timeslot.

SEC Coaches Agree They Want Rankings To Decide Football Playoff Participants

by The Associated Press 5/30/2012 8:37 am

The Southeastern Conference is looking out for No. 1. Maybe even No. 2. Football coaches from the powerhouse and recently expanded league were in unison Tuesday that they want a proposed four-team playoff to include the best teams in the country - and not be tied to conference champions.

Jim Harris' SEC Notebook: League Takes Its Swipe at 'Over-Signing,' Cuts Grad Transfers After This Year

by Jim Harris 6/3/2011 2:38 pm

We could call this the Houston Nutt Rules No. 2 and 3. After putting in place a rule to limit its member schools to 28 scholarship signings per football recruiting class, after Nutt had signed 37 in his 2008 class, the Southeastern Conference during its last day of spring meetings in Sandestin, Fla., answered the critics to "over-signing" by limiting signing classes now to a maximum 25 prospects. Also, starting in October the SEC will no longer allow its schools to take graduate transfers such as Jeremiah Masoli, who arrived at Ole Miss last summer after being dismissed from Oregon with one year of eligibility remaining. Masoli reportedly enrolled at Ole Miss seeking a graduate degree in Parks and Recreation Management, though everyone knew he was showing up at Oxford to fill a desperate need at quarterback for the Rebels and Nutt.

Bahn: Petrino Is Right About NCAA And Ohio State, But It's Past Time To Move On

by Chris Bahn 6/1/2011 3:04 pm

Bobby Petrino is upset with the way the NCAA handled the eligibility of Ohio State players before the Sugar Bowl. Plenty of folks are. But what's the benefit of talking about it five months later?