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SEC Headlines 6/9/2012

1. LSU makes raises official for seven assistant football coaches. Combined salary for LSU assistants? $3.87 million.

2. A Georgia BCS title will mean a $150,000 bonus for defensive coordinator Todd Grantham.

3. Minimum ticket price at Vanderbilt this year – $50 bucks.

4. Jatashun Beachum has re-enrolled at Arkansas – but is not on the football team.

5. Jon Solomon: “If it so desires, Alabama could become an SEC athletics powerhouse.”

6. A Columbia, Missouri group will spend roughly $350,000 on pre-game football parties this fall.

7. When it comes to certain schools leaving the Big 12, Kansas coach Bill Self doesn’t have a problem with it.

8. There are many reasons why Jelan Kendrick is no longer a member of the Ole Miss basketball team.

9. Tennessee’s Jeronne Maymon has surgery on his left knee but is expected to be ready when the Vols basketball team goes to Italy in August.

10. The number one college basketball player in 2011-2012?  Not a surprise.

11. Former Florida guard Bradley Beal could be a top three pick in the NBA draft later this month.

12. Former Gator Chandler Parsons is glad he stayed all four years at Florida.


13. “Anyone who really thinks college presidents will suddenly get religion and put education over sports is dreaming.”

14. Questions raised about I’ll Have Another’s trainer after horse pulls out of Belmont Stakes. “Checkered history..”


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SEC Headlines – 2/14/12

1.  Alabama won at Arkansas last night without three of its best players.  (Anthony Grant’s tough disciplinary stance seems to be paying off or his suddenly tough Tide.)

2.  Trevor Lacey went down just 10 minutes into last night’s game with an ankle injury.

3.  Arkansas is just 1-5 during its current late-season slide.

4.  LSU players know their tournament future is riding on a road trip to Ole Miss tomorrow.

5.  Florida’s Will Yeguete will have a screw inserted into his broken left foot today.

6.  Gator footballers are going from speed-first training to Olympic-style power work.

7.  Georgia receiver Malcolm Mitchell will “experiment” at cornerback this spring.

8.  Mitchell’s expanded role is part of Mark Richt’s focus on versatility.

9.  Kentucky’s mission tomorrow: Defend super Vandy shooter John Jenkins.

10.  Tennessee’s Jeronne Maymon stepped up his effort against Ole Miss on Wednesday.

11.  Think Maryland regrets bringing in Randy Edsall instead of promoting James Franklin as was initially the plan?  

12.  Vandy’s Kevin Stallings says Kentucky’s second half at MSU this week was “about the most impressive thing I’ve seen in college basketball this year.”  (Guess he doesn’t read Thayer Evans.)

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SEC Headlines – 12/8/11 AM Edition

1.  Texas A&M AD Bill Byrne says he didn’t like having to fire Mike Sherman over the phone after news of the decision began to leak.  (A&M shouldn’t have fired Sherman in the first place, but we’ll have more on that when they make their hire.)

2.  This report — and there have been several varying takes on this subject — claims that Alabama offensive coordinator Jim McElwain backed out on a deal with Memphis.

3.  Some homecoming, Alabama was upset 74-62 last night at Dayton, Anthony Grant’s alma mater.

4.  Bad statistical numbers finally caught up with ex-Auburn defensive coordinator Ted Roof.

5.  Running back Knile Davis says a positive attitude helped him get through rehab for his injured ankle.

6.  The awards keep rolling in at LSU.

7.  Despite all that offseason work with John Lucas down in Houston, MSU’s Renardo Sidney likely isn’t “draftable under any scenario right now.”

8.  Ole Miss’ Hugh Freeze — just named the Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year — plans to discipline by “accountability groups.”

9.  Two names that popped up on the UM rumor mill pre-Freeze: Phillip Fulmer and Jimmy Johnson.

10.  Isn’t wasn’t pretty, but Florida bested Arizona 78-72 at the O-Dome last night.

11.  Georgia Tech won at Stegeman Coliseum for the first time in 35 years last night, 68-56, sending Georgia to its fourth-straight loss overall.

12.  Think Steve Spurrier’s recruiting well at South Carolina?  For the second year in a row his team features the SEC’s Freshman of the Year.

13.  Tennessee’s Jeronne Maymon needs to start working the glass a bit more.

14.  Festus Ezeli was back in the lineup and Vanderbilt got back in the win column with an 87-83 victory over Davidson.

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