The SEC emerges from a week against a lot of FCS competition to engage in rivalry games as the season approaches its end. The conference is again in the running to play for a national title after losses by #1 Kansas State and #2 Oregon last week.
This week’s slate of games features two schools that have already fired their coaches playing each other, one more school who will be looking for a coach and another who might be looking for a coach. Two other teams are battling for bowl eligibility. There are future and present consequences in just about every game, giving us yet another must-see weekend — for the most part — of SEC football.Read Full Story »
A lot of major conferences have their so-called “light weeks”, where they play smaller schools. It just so happens that the SEC has one of their lighter weeks in the middle of November. Seven SEC schools will face FCS opponents in Week 12, leaving just a handful of conference games. After a wild SEC slate last week, including #1 Alabama’s first loss of the year, we will take a slightly unconventional trip around Week 12 in the conference.
We will also unveil a new feature — for perhaps the only time all year — called the Info Button. This button, much like the one on your remote, will tell you a little about some of the FCS teams going to play SEC opponents this weekend. Since you already know about all of the SEC teams, and they are all favorites to win, this is a great time to introduce you to their opponents.Read Full Story »
We will dedicate some time to recapping the life and story of a true legend of the game. Hall of Famer Darrell Royal left us on Wednesday, and though he is probably best known for his time at Texas, the namesake of the Longhorns’ stadium actually started his career coaching in the SEC. Royal was 12-8 in two seasons (1954 and 1955) as Mississippi State’s head coach before heading off to Washington and eventually the job for which he is best known.
Royal compiled a 17-3 record against former Southwestern Conference (and current SEC member) Texas A&M during his time in Austin, and though many consider the Red River Shootout the primary Texas rivalry, the Lone Star Showdown will forever hold great meaning to fans of both schoolsRead Full Story »
The Michigan Wolverines have added games against Arkansas, BYU, Hawaii, Miami (OH), and Ball State to their future football schedules, the school announced today.
Michigan will play the Arkansas Razorbacks in a home-and-home series beginning in 2018 at Michigan Stadium (Sept. 1) and culminating in 2019 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium (Aug. 31). Both games will be season openers.
The Wolverines and Razorbacks met for the first and only time in the 1999 CompUSA Florida Citrus Bowl. Michigan won 45-31.Read Full Story »
November is the month for many in the SEC to step out of conference and take a break from the grueling week-by-week conference schedule. Several conference teams have decided to do just that this week, while others are trying to come off the high of beating a big-name opponent. We have yet another top-five matchup this week, as well as two top-20 teams facing off.
We need to take a spin around the packed eight-game schedule involving SEC teams this week, but before we do, here’s some trivia!
SEC Trivia (answer at the end of the column): This week features Missouri’s first trip to Florida as an SEC opponent. When did these two schools last face off on the gridiron?Read Full Story »
The South Carolina Gamecocks have announced their four non-conference games for next season, which finalizes their 2013 schedule.
South Carolina will open the 2013 season at home against North Carolina on Saturday, Aug. 31. UNC, which hosted the last meeting in 2007, leads the overall series 34-17-4.
On Sept. 28, South Carolina will travel to face the UCF Knights. The Gamecocks have won all three meetings against UCF with the last coming in 2005.Read Full Story »
The Auburn Tigers have announced their four non-conference games for next season, which officially completes their 2013 schedule.
Auburn will open the 2013 season at home against Washington State on Aug. 31. The following week, Arkansas State will visit Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Red Wolves are led by former Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn.Read Full Story »
The time of the season has approached in which we get the updated BCS rankings each week, and the numbers tell us that the SEC is, yet again, at the top of the heap. The conference features the top two, five of the top 11 and seven of the top 25 teams in the BCS standings. Four of those teams face off against each other this week, as #1 Alabama plays #11 Mississippi State, while #2 Florida draws #10 Georgia.
If you honestly needed a reason to watch SEC football, those are two of the most compelling. Let’s take a spin around the conference for Week 9 and see what other compelling matchups await us.Read Full Story »
Those of you who are regular readers of the site know that we usually use this space to break down the games taking place around the SEC. With the release of the 2013 SEC football schedule, now is a great time to take a spin around the league and see who has the toughest road ahead next season. Yes, we should probably let the 2012 season end first, but I’m impatient. Join me, won’t you?
Note: Ratings subject to change as non-conference schedules are finalized. The SEC Championship takes place 12/7/13.Read Full Story »
The 2013 SEC Football Schedules were released yesterday, and today we bring you the 2013 SEC Football Helmet Schedule. The schedule, available in PDF format only, features the team helmets, date, and opponent for each SEC team.
All 14 SEC schools are listed and the schedule is now finalized, barring any date changes for television. Missouri was the final school to complete their schedule. On Jan. 30, they added a game against Arkansas State (Sept. 28, 2013).Read Full Story »
The 2013 SEC Football Schedules were officially announced today. Conference play begins on Aug. 31 when Ole Miss travels to face Vanderbilt.
Featured 2013 non-conference match-ups include Alabama vs. Virginia Tech (at Atlanta, GA), Arkansas at Rutgers, Washington State at Auburn, Florida at Miami (FL), Georgia at Clemson, Louisville at Kentucky, LSU vs. TCU (at Arlington, TX), Mississippi State vs. Oklahoma State (at Houston, TX), Missouri at Indiana, Ole Miss at Texas, North Carolina at South Carolina, Tennessee at Oregon, SMU at Texas A&M, and Vanderbilt at Ohio State.Read Full Story »
Vanderbilt has canceled their 2013-14 home-and-home series vs. Northwestern, the Chicago Tribune has reported.
The two schools were set to meet on Sept. 14, 2013 at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville and on Sept. 13, 2014 at Ryan Field in Evanston.
According to the Tribune, Vanderbilt sent a letter to Northwestern canceling the games and did not make telephone contact at all.Read Full Story »
It seems unthinkable that a game involving two top-ten teams would be eclipsed by another game, but such is life in the SEC. We focused – rightly so – on the South Carolina-LSU game last week, and despite my referring to Texas A&M-Louisiana Tech as a “must-see affair”, no one could have predicted that outcome. We will try to recap 116 total points in as briefly as we can later, but for now, let’s take a look at what to watch this week around the SEC.
#9 South Carolina (6-1, 4-1) at #3 Florida (6-0, 5-0), 3:30 pm ET, CBS
Program guide: It seems as though South Carolina has become a fixture in this segment, but a look at their schedule provides all the necessary explanation. The Gamecocks travel to Gainesville for the final game of a murderous three-game run, and the hope for Steve Spurrier is that the offense also makes the trip.Read Full Story »
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have added the Alcorn State Braves to their 2013 football schedule, the school announced this afternoon.
Mississippi State will host Alcorn State at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville on Sept. 7, 2013. In their first and only meeting in 2010, the Bulldogs defeated the Braves 49-16.
“It remains important to us to schedule teams from the state of Mississippi,” MSU director of athletics Scott Stricklin said.Read Full Story »
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Mississippi State Bulldogs will open the 2013 season in the inaugural Texas Kick Off Classic, OSU has announced.
The game will be played on August 31, 2013 at Reliant Stadium in Houston. An ESPN network will televise the game, which will be the season-opener for both schools.
“We’re excited to open the season in Houston,” said Mike Holder, OSU Director of Athletics. “We have a growing number of Texans attending Oklahoma State and a large alumni base in the area. We will be playing a high-profile season opener in a great stadium. I think our fans will be eager for this matchup all summer.”Read Full Story »