Category: SEC

  • SEC to add Independence Bowl for 2012 and 2013 Seasons

    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.

  • Big Ten presidents prefer ‘status quo’ over four-team college football playoff

    Kevin Kelley - June 4, 2012

    Big TenIn 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.”

  • SEC approves 6-1-1 Football Schedule Format, sets Cross-Division Rivals

    Kevin Kelley - June 1, 2012

    SECThe 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.

  • Ohio State, Georgia cancel 2020-21 Home-and-home Football Series

    Kevin Kelley - May 31, 2012

    Georgia-Ohio StateOhio State and Georgia have canceled their 2020-21 home-and-home football series, 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.

  • SEC to discuss future football schedule format at Spring meetings

    Kevin Kelley - May 29, 2012

    SECThe 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.

  • SEC, Big 12 Champions to meet in New Year’s Day Bowl Game

    Kevin Kelley - May 19, 2012

    Big-12, SEC create bowl gameThe 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.”

  • Alabama to face West Virginia in 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

    Kevin Kelley - May 17, 2012

    The Alabama Crimson Tide will face the West Virginia Mountaineers in the second game of the 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.

  • Alabama likely to face West Virginia in 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

    Kevin Kelley - May 17, 2012

    Speaking at a Crimson Caravan event, Alabama head coach Nick Saban said the Crimson Tide will face West Virginia to open the 2014 season in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.

  • Arkansas State to play at Auburn in 2013

    Kevin Kelley - May 8, 2012

    Arkansas State at Auburn (2010)The Arkansas State Red Wolves will play at the Auburn Tigers in 2013, ASU announced today.

    Arkansas State will travel to Jordan Hare Stadium on Sept. 7, 2013. It will be the third meeting between these two schools in the last seven years. Auburn leads the series 2-0 after wins in 2006 (27-0) and 2010 (52-26).

    Auburn will pay ASU $1.1 million for the game, which is the largest payment ever received by the Red Wolves.

  • Arkansas-Texas A&M on campus 2012-13; could return to Arlington in 2014

    Kevin Kelley - May 3, 2012

    Arkansas-Texas A&MThe Arkansas-Texas A&M series is now officially set for campus sites in 2012 and 2013 and could return to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington in 2014.

    The two schools will meet at Kyle Field in College Station on Sept. 29, 2012 and at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville on Sept. 28, 2013.

    Arkansas and Texas A&M first played at Cowboys Stadium in 2009 in a series that was dubbed the “Southwest Classic.”