1. Will the Michael Sam news spark negative recruiting? SEC assistant coach: “It’s a powder keg just waiting to explode,”
2. Sam texted his father last week to tell him he was gay. Michael Sam, Sr. – “I’m old school. I’m a man-and-a-woman type of guy.”
3. Jason Whitlock: “Sam is riding a wave, not creating one.”
4. The story wasn’t news to many in Columbia who’ve known Sam. ”People just knew it. ”
5. David Climer on the NFL’s decision: “We’re in uncharted territory here. Some teams will embrace the idea of drafting Sam. Others will defer.”
6. Sam gets the Sports Illustrated cover.
7. Assistant strength coach for Tennessee detained when he tried to intervene during the arrest of players Sunday morning.
8. Steve Spurrier: “We don’t run into much of any negative recruiting around here as SEC coaches.” (A Big Ten school) ”got negative a little bit…”
9. Alan Evans on the backlash from fans against his son Rashaan - who choose Alabama over Auburn. “It’s kind of disturbing to know that it’s such a thin line between love and hate.”
10. Kevin Scarbinsky: “What is wrong with you people?”
12. Five 2014 signees who could make an early impact at Alabama.
13. Five signees who could play this fall at Auburn.
14. Grading Tennessee’s class: “Coming off a 5-7 campaign, the Vols signed a class that stacks up to just about anybody in the nation.”
15. Former Kentucky defensive end Langston Newton will play for Purdue this fall.
16. Kentucky’s entire stadium will be re-ticketed as the stadium goes from about 67,000 to roughly 61,000 seats.
17. Georgia now has two two special teams coordinators. Will it make a difference? Running backs coach Bryan McClendon named recruiting coordinator.
18. Athlon Sports names the top 15 impact JUCO transfers. Seven of them will play in the SEC this fall.
19. In town to watch Tennessee’s Jeronne Maymon last night, Wisconsin high school principal collapses in stands and dies prior to game.
20. Vanderbilt at South Carolina postponed until Thursday due to weather. Short-handed Vanderbilt making pre-game shootaround optional
21. Reaction to the Marcus Smart incident with fan. John Calipari tweet: “Just a friendly reminder to #BBN, we don’t root against other teams because it always comes back to haunt your team.”
22. Accentuate the positive. Plenty of good things happening with this Kentucky basketball team.
23. Auburn hasn’t defeated Kentucky since January of 2000 – a span of 15 games.
24. Auburn junior guard KT Harrell has scored in double figures in all 21 games for the Tigers this year.
25. LSU plays at Texas A&M tonight. Tigers need a road win.
26. How does Texas A&M 5’11″ walk-on guard Blake McDonald calm the hecklers? He does a pre-game dunk. “It’s pretty cool on the road when the students are heckling me before games because I’m the short white kid…”
27. Georgia at Mississippi State tonight. Under coach Rick Ray, MSU is 0-11 in the month of February.
28. “The Southeastern Conference’s efforts to upgrade men’s basketball remain a work in progress.”
29. Snapchat gets the greenlight from the NCAA as a recruiting tool.
30. Assistant college football coach who’s packed his bags eight times in eight years.
31. Average ticket price for Duke-North Carolina tonight is cheapest in five years.