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SEC Headlines 3/4/2014

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1. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel reportedly has a new deal that will push his pay to or above $3 million.

2. Ole Miss begins spring practice today. Rebels need to find out who will backup quarterback Bo Wallace.

3. Texas A&M practices in full pads for two hours and 15 minutes.  Coach Kevin Sumlin: “All-in-all, I liked the energy.”

4. Gus Malzhahn doesn’t sound too worried about an upcoming vote that could impact tempo:  ”We’re going to put the ball down, we’re going to play fast and we’re going to flat get after it. You all OK if we play fast?”

5. “History hasn’t been terribly kind to the coaches that lost the national championship game in the BCS era.”

6. “The Saban Rule is not about protecting players. That is never the primary motive of the NCAA, no matter how its leaders spin it.”

7. Winning is contagious.  South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier: “I think it’s somewhat contagious when one sport does well, then another one does well, and it just keeps going through.” Connor Shaw will be honored at halftime of tonight’s South Carolina basketball game.

8. Here are six players crucial to Missouri’s defense this fall.

9. Here are five Alabama players who need to step up their game in 2014.

10. The blame Lane Kiffin era begins at Alabama?

11. It’s good to be a public official in Alabama – free tickets to football games.

12. Position battles this spring at LSU.

13. Did you know? LSU got its purple and gold colors from Mardi Gras.  (Will Rust Cohle start an investigation?)

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14. South Carolina gets a $25,000 fine from the SEC after fans stormed the court after the win against Kentucky Saturday.

15 .Clearing up misconception about the one-and-done rule.  College basketball is at the mercy of the NBA.

16. Texas A&M guard Fabyon Harris checks out of a hospital two days after fainting in a pregame shootaround. Guard Shawn Smith still dealing with “personal issues.”

17. Ole Miss guard Jarvis Summers recognized as the best men’s college basketball player in the state of Mississippi.

18. Red-hot Razorbacks have won seven of their last eight games. Mike Anderson: “We’re playing some of our better basketball at the right time…”

19. Alabama at Kentucky.  Kentucky has lost two in a row for the first time this season but Alabama hasn’t won on the road since last year. Rare events at Kentucky these days - honoring four-year players at Senior Night.

20. Florida at South Carolina.  Gators developing potential nine-man rotation heading down the stretch. Florida two wins away from perfect SEC regular season.

21. Pat Dooley: . “I see so much me-first basketball in this league.”

22. Three of the 12 teams mentioned as bubble teams here are from the SEC.


23. Something big coming at Arkansas?

24. Ready for a possible 43-yard extra-point attempt from the NFL?

25. Peyton Manning passes $34 million neck exam.

26. Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez has a little fun with the proposed 10-second rule in college football.

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SEC Hoops Roundup 12/1/2013

gfx-hoops-round-up1. Tennessee 82 – Wake Forest 63. Third straight double-double for Jarnell Stokes – 21 points and 10 rebounds. Vols move to 5-2 on the season.

2. SMU 55 – Texas A&M 52. Aggies drop their second straight game - shoot just 34.7 percent from the floor.  Texas A&M now 6-2.

3. Ole Miss 79 – Penn State 76. Jarvis Summers and Marshall Henderson pace undefeated Rebels with 19 points each.  Ole Miss now 6-0.

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SEC Hoops Roundup 11/9/2013

gfx-hoops-round-upTen SEC teams opened their season on Friday night.  Nine of them won.

1. Florida 77 – Northern Florida 69.  Gators hang on for Billy Donovan’s 18th straight season-opening win.  Scottie Wilbekin, Dorian-Finney Smith and Damontre Harris will remain suspended for Wisconsin game.

2. Oklahoma 82 – Alabama 73. Crimson Tide lose despite early 26-10 lead. Junior-college transfer Algie Key scores 20.

3. Kentucky 89- UNC Asheville 57. 23 points and 15 rebounds for Kentucky freshman Julius Randle.

4. Georgia 72 – Wofford 52. Bulldogs outrebound Wofford 49-24.

5. Missouri 89 – Southeastern Louisiana 53. Tigers get 58 points from top four perimeter threats as Tim Fuller debuts as interim coach filling for the suspended Frank Haith.

6. Arkansas 99 – SIU-Edwardsville 65. Razorbacks have five players in double figures led by sophomore guard Anthlon Bell’s career-high 18 points.Michael Qualls’ monster dunk.

7. Mississippi State 71 – Prairie View A&M 56. Gavin Ware’s 15 points and 15 rebounds lead the Bulldogs to victory.

8. Auburn 76 – Nicholls State 54. KT Harrell scores 21 points and Chris Denson adds 20 as Tony Barbee’s Tigers snap a 10-game losing streak.

9. Texas A&M 82 – Buffalo 58. Aggies had a narrow second-half 53-52 before pulling away. Junior forward Kourtney Roberson scores 15 points and grabs 11 rebounds.

10. Ole Miss 69 – Troy 54. No Marshall Henderson?  No problem.  Rebels get a career-high 28 points from Jarvis Summers.

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Basketball Media Days: Ole Miss’ Jarvis Summers

Ole Miss guard Jarvis Summers answers questions at the SEC Basketball Media Days in Hoover, Alabama.

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