The SEC is generally considered the best football conference. But their teams aren’t always known to have the toughest non-conference schedules.
Sure there are some cupcakes year in and year out, but there are also some great match-ups. And some of those are in-state rivalries.
Here is my pick for the Top 10 SEC non-conference games for the 2012 season: Read Full Story »
The Ole Miss Rebels officially announced dates for seven future football games this afternoon, including games against Idaho, New Mexico State, Troy, and UL Lafayette.
Ole Miss opens the 2013 season at home against Idaho on Aug. 31, followed by a visit from Southeast Missouri State on Sept. 17. The Rebels then travel to face the Texas Longhorns on Sept. 14 before hosting Troy on Nov. 16. Read Full Story »
The 2012 Kentucky at Louisville game has been moved to Sunday, Sept. 2 and will be televised by ESPN at 3:30 p.m. ET, both schools announced today.
The game will be played at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and is the season-opener for both schools. This will be the seventh time that the Kentucky-Louisville game has been played on a Sunday. Read Full Story »
Speaking to 790 The Zone today, Clemson athletics director Terry Don Phillips said he “absolutely” expects the Tigers to play their future home-and-home football series against Georgia.
Last week, it was reported that Clemson was on the verge of canceling the series which is scheduled for 2013 at Clemson and 2014 at Georgia. With the ACC moving to a nine-game conference schedule (likely in 2013), the Tigers need to cancel one non-conference game in both 2013 and 2014. Read Full Story »
Clemson and Georgia are scheduled to play a home-and-home football series in 2013 and 2014. But due to expansion in the ACC, the series may have to be canceled.
Earlier this month, it was reported that the Georgia-Clemson football series could be in jeopardy. Due to the addition of Pittsburgh and Syracuse to the ACC, likely in 2013, the conference will play a nine-game football schedule. Read Full Story »
SEC commissioner Mike Slive hopes to have the future football schedule for the conference set by late-May, he told the Memphis Commercial-Appeal.
Slive and the 14 SEC athletic directors discussed the issue earlier this month in Nashville at the women’s basketball tournament and then the following week in New Orleans at the men’s tournament. Read Full Story »
The LSU Tigers and the Tulane Green Wave are in discussions for a possible game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in 2013, The Times Picayune has reported.
The game could be the season opener for both schools, although details are still being worked out. The two schools, separated by only about 80 miles, haven’t met since a 42-0 LSU win in 2009. The Tigers lead the overall series 69-22-7. Read Full Story »
Although the SEC hasn’t made an official announcement, it appears that Arkansas-Missouri and South Carolina-Texas A&M will become permanent cross-division rivals in football.
South Carolina president Harris Pastides told ABC Columbia that Texas A&M is their “likely” option for a permanent cross-division rival.
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The Ole Miss Rebels will open the 2015 season at home against the UT Martin Skyhawks, according to UTM’s official website.
Ole Miss will take on UT Martin at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Sept. 5, 2015. The game will be the first ever between the two schools. Read Full Story »
The Missouri Tigers have announced their 2012 football schedule, which was completed today with the addition of a home game against the Syracuse Orange.
The 2012 season will be the first for Missouri in the Southeastern Conference. The Tigers, who were accepted into the SEC on Nov. 6, have competed in the Big 12 since its inception in 1996. Read Full Story »
On Wednesday, SEC athletic directors met in Nashville to discuss, among other things, future SEC football schedules. No decision was made on a scheduling model for 2013 and beyond.
There are several scheduling concerns that the SEC must address moving forward. Chief among them is whether to continue with an eight-game conference schedule or move to a nine-game slate. Read Full Story »
The Texas A&M Aggies have announced their 2012 football schedule, which features games against Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, LSU and Missouri.
The 2012 season will be the first for Texas A&M in the Southeastern Conference. The Aggies, who were accepted into the SEC on Sept. 25, have competed in the Big 12 since its inception in 1996. Read Full Story »
The Missouri Tigers will open the 2012 season at home against the Southeastern Louisiana Lions, Missouri athletic director Mike Alden announced today.
Missouri will host Southeastern Louisiana at Faurot Field in Columbia on Sept. 1, 2012. The game will be Missouri’s first as an SEC school and first ever against the Lions. Read Full Story »
The Texas A&M Aggies will host the Arkansas Razorbacks in 2012, A&M athletics director Bill Byrne said on Saturday.
The schools will meet at Kyle Field on Sept. 29, 2012 and then play at Arkansas in 2013. In 2014, the game will return to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. Read Full Story »
The Arkansas Razorbacks have completed their 2012 football schedule, which features games against Rutgers, Alabama, Auburn, LSU and Texas A&M.
Arkansas opens the 2012 season on Sept. 1 against Jacksonville State in Fayetteville. The following week, the Razorbacks host the ULM Warhawks at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. Read Full Story »