- Kevin Kelley - July 16, 2012
The SEC has announced their early season 2012 football TV schedule. The season kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 30 with South Carolina traveling to face Vanderbilt.
- Kevin Kelley - July 9, 2012
The Auburn Tigers will host the Idaho Vandals in 2015, according to documents obtained by the Idaho Statesman in April.
Auburn will host Idaho at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 19, 2015. The game will be only the second meeting between the two schools.
The Vandals made their first and only trip to Auburn on Sept. 11, 1999 and almost stole a win from the Tigers.
- Kevin Kelley - July 1, 2012
Today the Missouri Tigers and the Texas A&M Aggies have officially joined the SEC. The conference now has 14 members and has expanded for the first time since 1992.
Missouri will compete in the East Division along with Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt. Their first game of the 2012 season is on September 1 at home against Southeastern Louisiana and their first SEC game is September 8 vs. Georgia.
- Kevin Kelley - June 14, 2012
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles will play at the Arkansas Razorbacks in 2013, USM announced today.
Southern Miss will travel to face Arkansas at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville on Sept. 14, 2013. The contract is for one game and it will be the highest payout ever received for USM.
- Kevin Kelley - June 5, 2012
The SEC is set to add the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl as a tie-in for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. The official announcement, which could come as early as today, would give the SEC a record 10 bowl tie-ins.
The SEC would replace the Mountain West, which opted to take a spot in the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas. The MWC made that move after BYU signed agreements to play in the 2012 Poinsettia Bowl and the 2013 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.
- Kevin Kelley - June 4, 2012
In a conference call this morning, the Big Ten Conference announced that their presidents prefer the “status quo” over a four-team college football playoff.
“If the Big Ten presidents were to vote today, we would vote for the status quo,” Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman said on the conference call. “We think it best serves college football. We think it best protects our student-athletes. I don’t think any of us are anxious … to ask our student-athletes to play a 15th game.”
- Kevin Kelley - June 1, 2012
The SEC has approved the 6-1-1 football schedule format for the foreseeable future, Florida athletics director Jeremy Foley announced today.
SEC presidents and athletics directors have been debating the future football schedule format this week at their Spring meetings in Destin, Florida.
The 6-1-1 format means that each SEC team will play six inter-division games, one permanent cross-division game, and one rotating cross-division game. That’s an 8-game SEC schedule, which the conference has played since splitting into divisions in 1992.
- Kevin Kelley - May 31, 2012
Ohio State and Georgia have canceled their 2020-21 home-and-home football series, FBSchedules.com has learned through documents obtained from UGA.
The Buckeyes and Bulldogs signed a memorandum of understanding to play the two game series back in December 2010. But the two schools were unable to come up with dates for the games which has resulted in their cancellation.
- Kevin Kelley - May 29, 2012
The 2012 SEC Spring meetings begin today at the Sandestin Hilton in Destin, Florida One of the topics this week will be the future schedule format for football.
Over the weekend, SEC schedule guru and consultant Larry Templeton indicated that the conference will likely go with the 6-1-1 format. This format means each team plays six divisional games, one permanent cross-division opponent and one rotating cross-division team.
- Kevin Kelley - May 19, 2012
The SEC and the Big 12 have announced a partnership that will pit their conference champions against each other in a New Year’s Day bowl game.
The agreement between the two conferences is for five years and begins following the 2014 football season (Jan. 1, 2015). The host site, TV partner and name of the bowl game will be announced at a later date. For now, the game has the working title “Champions Bowl.”