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SEC Headlines 4/22/2014

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1. Reggie Ragland believes Alabama’s defense is “more focused” and has more speed heading into 2014.

2. Greg McElroy had a problem with AJ McCarron saying some of his teammates became complacent last year.

3. Wide receiver D’haquille Williams was the top spring standout for Auburn. Here are some others.

4. SEC commissioner Mike Slive expects a decision on future football schedules to be decided sometime in May.

5. Arkansas unveiled new uniforms on Monday. It includes the new secondary Razorback logo.

6. Offensive lineman Austin Golson is considering transferring from Ole Miss. He’s projected to start at right tackle.

7. Who will lead the SEC in rushing in 2014? Several writers gave their opinion.

8. Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III wants to become more of a leader entering his second year on campus.

9. Collin Barber is optimistic he can regain Georgia’s punting job after losing it last season.

10. Injuries have mounted at receiver for Kentucky this spring.

Coaching Searches

11. Central Missouri coach Kim Anderson is a candidate for the Missouri job, according to ESPN.

12. Gregg Marshall’s agent said he hadn’t heard from Missouri officials as of Monday afternoon.

13. Here’s a look at what Donnie Tyndall accomplished before taking the Tennessee job.

14. Louisiana Tech’s Michael White wanted the Tennessee job until he met with UT officials.

SEC Basketball

15. LSU forward Jordan Mickey’s father said his son hasn’t decided whether he will enter the NBA Draft.

16. Kevin Brockway looks at the link between Florida coach Billy Donovan and the NBA.

17. A higher age limit to enter the NBA wouldn’t be fair, writes Tim Sullivan.

SEC/NFL Draft

18. Alabama receiver Kevin Norwood has plenty of confidence as he prepares for the draft.

19. Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews is scheduled to visit the Houston Texans this week.

Extra

20. NCAA president Mark Emmert cited “competitive fairness” when asked why athletes can’t capitalize off their likeness in college.

21. Slive believes autonomy for the big five conference represents a “vision for the 21st century as it relates to our relationship with student-athletes.”

22. Florida State took a financial hit playing in and winning the BCS Championship Game.

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SEC Headlines 3/10/2014

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1. Here’s a look at Alabama’s wide receiver position, which loses Kenny Bell and Kevin Norwood.

2. Auburn has to replace left tackle Greg Robinson, but most of the offensive line will return in 2014.

3. Georgia has added four quality control assistants to the football program.

4. LSU coach Les Miles doesn’t see the link of hurry-up offenses and player safety concerns.

5. Miles addressed position battles on both sides of the ball. It starts at quarterback.

6. Senior Justin Worley has a sense of urgency in Tennessee’s quarterback battle.

SEC Basketball

7. There will be plenty of desperate teams heading into the SEC tournament this week.

8. Marshall Henderson was still able to score points last week despite his shooting woes.

9. Mississippi State couldn’t be colder. The Bulldogs finished the regular season with 13 consecutive losses.

10. Pat Dooley looks at Florida’s undefeated season in SEC play.

11. Seth Emerson looks at how Georgia turned things around after a 6-6 start to the season.

12. Kentucky will need to get things turned around quickly as they try to make a run in March.

13. Criticism of coach Cuonzo Martin has helped bring the Vols together late in the season.

14. Missouri is hopeful it can win the SEC tournament. It won’t be easy for the Tigers.

Extra

15. Should the NCAA settle the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit? There are differing opinions.

16. Wichita State won the Missouri Valley tournament, improving to 34-0 on the season.

17. Running back Rashard Mendenhall explained why he’s leaving the game at 26 years old.

18. Nebraska upset Wisconsin last night, which should greatly help Nebraska’s NCAA tournament hopes.

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SEC Headlines 1/21/2014

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1. Monte Kiffin says Lane Kiffin is “fired up” to be coaching at Alabama.

2. Alabama will have “a guy coming in from Florida State” to play quarterback, according to Kevin Norwood. Jacob Coker?

3. Athlon Sports ranked Alabama and Auburn inside the top 25 for 2014. See which school is ranked higher.

4. The SEC leads the way with 31 players getting ready to compete in the Super Bowl.

5. The friendship between Georgia assistants Will Friend and Jeremy Pruitt goes back almost two decades.

6. Quarterback Connor Shaw on his time at South Carolina: “At the end of the day I’m a winner.”

7. Coaches and recruits continue to leave Vanderbilt to join James Franklin at Penn State.

SEC Basketball

8. LSU will need good defense from its backcourt when the Tigers host Missouri Tuesday night.

9. Missouri is trying to be better at making shots around the rim.

10. Texas A&M will have to bounce back in a big way as it gets set to play at Kentucky Tuesday night.

11. Kentucky will keep an eye on Texas A&M’s Jamal Jones, who’s scored 20+ points in three straight games.

12. Kentucky has focused on boxing out since it was outrebounded by Tennessee on Saturday.

13. Auburn has lost 14 straight SEC games but coach Tony Barbee believes his team is close to turning the corner.

14. Marshall Henderson has transitioned nicely since his return from a two-game SEC suspension.

15. Mississippi State is certainly off to a better start than a year ago. Coach Rick Ray hopes to build off the early success.

16. Billy Donovan is happy Florida has a 4-0 SEC record, “but right now it doesn’t really mean a whole lot moving forward.”

SEC/Senior Bowl

17. Former Alabama defensive end Ed Stinson won’t play because of a lingering issue.

18. Auburn’s Dee Ford has looked explosive during drills this week.

19. Arkansas’ Chris Smith is one of the players whose stock is on the rise.

20. Several former SEC players were mentioned here after Monday’s Senior Bowl practice.

Extra

21. The Kansas basketball team picked up a second impressive win in three days by beating Baylor Monday night.

22. Check out Kansas’ Wayne Selden Jr. making a save while diving into the stands.

23. Monday night was a good one for Creighton and Nebraska. They both pulled off impressive upsets on Monday.

24. Ticket prices for the first college football national championship game will be very high.

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