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Afternoon SEC Headlines – 7/15/13

newspaper-extra-extra1.  Hotshot receiver prospect Earnest Robinson has reportedly failed to qualify academically at Auburn and will enroll at East Mississippi Community College instead.

2.  Tony Barnhart of covers five topics that figure to be hot at SEC Media Days this week.

3.  Pay attention, SEC Network fans: The new all-sports network from FOX that’s supposed to challenge ESPN hasn’t yet reached carriage deals with DirecTV, Dish or Time Warner Cable.  The new channel will launch on August 17th.  (No word on whether they’ve cut a deal with AT&T U-verse.)

4.  The list of candidates for the Lombardi Award is 100 names deep.

5.  The Butkus Award list is a lengthy one, too.

A Basketball Bonus:  Dick Vitale believes it’s time for troubled/suspended Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson to take a look in the mirror.



I thought FOX was just converting Speed into the new FS1?  I figured Speed already had pretty universal coverage or do they have to go back to the drawing board with a change of format?

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FOX will be asking DirecTV, Dish and Time Warner to pay more for an all-sports network than they did for a niche network like SPEED.  Those cable/satellite providers don't want to pay more money.

Thus the protracted negotiations.

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