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Performance, Not Academics, Drive Incentives for SEC Football Coaches

by Lee Hogan 10/23/2014 11:05 am

Football coaches in the Southeastern Conference rake in mounds and mounds of cash for performance incentives, but rarely see much for the academic success of their teams.

A Look At How Southeastern Conference Revenue Sharing Has Grown

by Chris Bahn 5/31/2013 1:50 pm

The Southeastern Conference will distribute a record $289.4 million among its 14 member schools for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

Some Highlights From SEC, ESPN Announcing Launch of SEC Network

by Chris Bahn 5/2/2013 12:06 pm

ESPN and the Southeastern Conference formally announced Thursday the creation of the SEC Network. It will launch in 2014 and the two entities have extended their media rights agreement through 2034. Some highlights of the announcement:

SEC Notebook/Power Poll: Alabama-LSU Showdown Highlights Weekend; East Is A Jumble

by Jim Harris 10/31/2012 3:24 pm

Last year, it appeared the whole world was watching (except for the fans focused on Arkansas and South Carolina) when No. 2 Alabama played host to No. 1 LSU in Tuscaloosa in week 10 of the Southeastern Conference season. Neither team managed a touchdown, but LSU managed to escape with a 9-6 overtime victor, only to lose the 1 vs. 2 rematch in the BCS Championship Game 21-0 in January in New Orleans. Though 'Bama is No. 1 and LSU is in the top 5, this Saturday night's matchup in Baton Rouge doesn't seem to be generating the incredible buzz of the last regular-season game — to be sure, even Ali-Frazier III didn't have the same impact worldwide that Ali-Frazier I did 40-something years ago — it's still THE game of the day in college football. So important is it to CBS this time that the network made sure no other SEC game would be played at night. Instead fans have the unusual scheduling of six SEC games kicking off before noon.

Pressbox Roundtable: Hogs Bowl Chances, Alabama-LSU, Tuberville, Red Wolves Big Week And Malzahn's Future

by Jim Harris 10/30/2012 2:10 pm

Arkansas' bowl hopes may be fading fast, but the Pressbox Roundtable crew is here to tell you why you should or shouldn't toss in the towel just yet as the Razorbacks wind up the season. Also, we touch on the newest rumored name for the Razorback coaching search, Texas Tech's Tommy Tuberville, and we look at the Alabama-LSU matchup for Saturday night, as well as a big week ahead for Gus Malzahn and Arkansas State football. Back is our usual lineup of suspects to handle the questions from Jim Harris. Readers, join with the panel. Let us know what you think in the comments section at the bottom of the feature.

Jim Harris: Wilson, Arkansas Leave Too Many Points On Field In Loss To Ole Miss

by Jim Harris 10/27/2012 5:59 pm

For yet another Ole Miss game at War Memorial Stadium, Arkansas was left mulling the “ifs.” It wasn’t as heartbreaking as the famed 1960 game decided on an official’s questionable call on a field goal. And it wasn’t as bad as the 1990 game here, where the Hogs outgained the Rebels 3 to 1 and still lost 21-17, denied at the goal line on the game’s final play. But it was close. This one also came down to the game’s final play, a 31-yard Bryson Rose field goal for a 30-27 Ole Miss win. The Razorbacks were left lamenting how many scoring opportunities were wasted by poor execution.

Jim Harris: Wilson, Arkansas Leave Too Many Points On Field In Loss To Ole Miss

by Jim Harris 10/27/2012 5:59 pm

For yet another Ole Miss game at War Memorial Stadium, Arkansas was left mulling the “ifs.” It wasn’t as heartbreaking as the famed 1960 game decided on an official’s questionable call on a field goal. And it wasn’t bad as the 1990 game here, where the Hogs outgained the Rebels 3-to-1 and still lost 21-17, denied at the goal line on the game’s final play. But it was close. This one also came down to the game’s final play, a 31-yard Bryson Rose field goal for a 30-27 win. The Razorbacks were left lamenting how many scoring opportunities were wasted by poor execution.

Jim Harris: Wilson, Arkansas Leave Too Many Points On Field In Loss To Ole Miss

by Jim Harris 10/27/2012 5:59 pm

For yet another Ole Miss game at War Memorial Stadium, Arkansas was left mulling the “ifs.” It wasn’t as heartbreaking as the famed 1960 game decided on an official’s questionable call on a field goal. And it wasn’t bad as the 1990 game here, where the Hogs outgained the Rebels 3-to-1 and still lost 21-17, denied at the goal line on the game’s final play. But it was close. This one also came down to the game’s final play, a 31-yard Bryson Rose field goal for a 30-27 win. The Razorbacks were left lamenting how many scoring opportunities were wasted by poor execution.

Jim Harris: Arkansas-Ole Miss Matters More Than Anyone Would Have Thought In August

by Jim Harris 10/26/2012 12:30 pm

This season's key point for Arkansas has become Saturday's game in Little Rock with surprising, 4-3 Ole Miss. Arkansas, expected in the preseason to be a factor in the national championship picture, can get back to .500 (4-4) with a victory at War Memorial Stadium. Ole Miss can make its bowl hopes a lot more realistic with a win. Surely no one saw this Oct. 27 game as being meaningful when preseason practices began. The shape in which first-year coach Hugh Freeze found the Rebels had most observers wondering if they could handle Football Championship Subdivision opponent Central Arkansas in the opener. Houston Nutt's tenure ended with the Rebels on a 14-game SEC losing streak, and expectations for Ole Miss when the media, coaches and players convened at media days in July in Hoover, Ala., were that the skid would continue well into 2012.

SEC Notebook/Power Poll: Hogs, Ole Miss Eye Bowl Eligibility; Mississippi State Tries To Join Elite

by Jim Harris 10/24/2012 2:06 pm

Divisional leaders clash in the Southeastern Conference's top games this weekend, while Arkansas and Ole Miss both seek to draw closer to bowl eligibility with their brunch-time matchup in Little Rock. Each team's coach said Wednesday during the SEC teleconference that he was trying to get a handle on how the open weekend might affect this week's performance. Arkansas Coach John L. Smith said the time off helped his 3-4 team heal "the bumps and bruises" and that Tuesday's practice was very good. Ole Miss' Hugh Freeze also said his team enjoyed the week to get over injuries but that the first practice back, on Tuesday, was sluggish.

Jim Harris: Slive Only Offers Hints To An SEC Future That Rivals Last Decade

by Jim Harris 10/22/2012 3:14 pm

Mike Slive had a laundry list of impressive accomplishments achieved during his decade of running the Southeastern Conference. What lies ahead for the SEC is quite a bit vague, but the commissioner indicated Monday that the good times should continue to roll.

SEC Notebook/Power Poll: South Carolina Finishes Murderers' Row At Florida; A&M LSU Tries To Contain Manziel

by Jim Harris 10/17/2012 2:05 pm

Saturday's game in Gainesville, Fla., won't decide the SEC East Division champion, but it will narrow the field to two. South Carolina meets Florida, and both teams have enough schedule left that the winner can't start planning for Atlanta in early December. However, if Florida wins, South Carolina's chances to win the East are nearly done while the Gators will only have to take care of Georgia in the teams' annual "Cocktail Party" in Jacksonville on Oct. 27 to reach the SEC Championship Game. Meanwhile, LSU faces a crucial test in College Station, Texas, on Saturday morning to assure that its Alabama game on Nov. 3 will be meaningful. Don't look now, but the two West teams in maroon — Texas A&M and Mississippi State — could be Alabama's competition for the West crown.

Razorbacks Have Money For Head Coach And Facilities, What About Assistant Coaches?

by Chris Bahn 10/17/2012 10:14 am

Arkansas will likely have to improve its salary pool for assistant coaching candidates when making a hire later this year. Athletic Director Jeff Long said he anticipates the salary pool is "going to grow," for the Razorbacks, who ranked No. 8 in the SEC at the end of 2011.

Arkansas Kicker Zach Hocker Earns SEC Special Teams Honor

by University of Arkansas Athletics 10/15/2012 10:23 am

Hocker was 7-of-7 on PAT attempts and averaged 64.9 yards on eight kickoffs with six touchbacks in the Razorbacks’ 49-7 weather-shortened victory over Kentucky last Saturday.

Doc Harper: Arkansas Beating Kentucky Wasn’t A Surprise, Dominating Was A Shock

by Doc Harper 10/15/2012 9:00 am

These last two Arkansas games were definitely an improvement over the games in September. Even though Auburn and Kentucky are not good teams, those victories shouldn’t be discounted because of the level of opposition. It’s clear the Razorbacks are better than they were and fans have reason to be optimistic as the season goes on.

Live Game Blog: Arkansas vs. Kentucky, Oct. 13

by Jim Harris 10/13/2012 6:01 pm

The feeling is in the air that storms, not to mention Arkansas touchdowns via the air, are imminent this evening at Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The Hogs play Kentucky, and if any team has suffered as badly as Arkansas has in the injury department through the first half of the season, it's the Wildcats.The key against Kentucky always has been for Arkansas to avoid turnovers — upset losses here in Fayetteville to the Wildcats (who led the series 4-2) were keyed by Hog turnovers. Last week, Arkansas was the beneficiary of five Auburn turnovers and its takeaway margin finally began going in a positive direction (Hogs have 17 turnovers but have claimed seven now). Sit back, join in on the blog and let's get the conversation going. We'll be providing some insight and all the particulars to today's game in our usual live game blog format. Join in with your comments in the comment section, or email me at jharris@abpg.com, as I check the mail periodically.

Pass Defense Will Play Key Role In SEC Title Race

by The Associated Press 10/11/2012 1:42 pm

Pass defense quietly has played a major role in who wins the national title. During the Southeastern Conference's run of six consecutive championships, five of those champions ranked among the top two teams in the conference and the top four teams nationwide in pass efficiency defense. The run-first SEC isn't known for throwing the ball all over the field, though that is changing. But SEC quarterbacks are effective when they do throw.

Jim Harris: Arkansas-Kentucky Usually Guarantees An Odd Outcome

by Jim Harris 10/10/2012 2:33 pm

Of Arkansas’ Southeastern Conference rivals, Kentucky would seem the least likely, next to Vanderbilt, to have an edge over the Razorbacks in the all-time series. The Hogs and Wildcats have met just six times, though, and Kentucky holds a 4-2 edge. The trend for this series is, nothing seems to go as expected, and that’s probably what we should count on Saturday in Fayetteville, even if Kentucky is down to its fourth quarterback and has three injured regulars in the secondary.

SEC Notebook/Power Poll: Arkansas, Kentucky Feeling Injury Crunch; Gamecocks Make Big Move

by Jim Harris 10/10/2012 1:32 pm

The hits just keep on coming for Arkansas' defense, and Kentucky's not feeling too well either. On Wednesday's SEC coaches teleconference, Arkansas Coach John L. Smith revealed that end Tenarius Wright had chosen to get his shoulder "fixed" now after an MRI on Monday revealed damage requiring surgery. So Wright, who redshirted as a freshman and is a fifth-year senior, is done as a Razorback. Meanwhile, Kentucky is down to a fourth-string freshman quarterback and may be missing three quarters of its starting secondary.

The "Oh And" Teams

by Tre Baker 10/9/2012 8:44 am

Five SEC teams remain winless in the conference. There but for the grace of God...

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