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Southeastern Conference
Southeastern Conference
Data
Classification NCAA Division I FBS
Established 1932
Members 12
Sports fielded 17 (8 men's, 9 women's)
Region Southern United States
States 9 - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida,
Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee
Headquarters Birmingham, Alabama
Locations

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. It participates in the NCAA's Division I in athletic competitions; for football, it is part of the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS; formerly Division I-A). The conference is one of the most successful both on the field and financially, averaging more than six national championships per year since 1990 and consistently leading all conferences in revenue distribution to its members including a record $122 million for the 2006-2007 fiscal year.[1] The Southeastern Conference was also the first to hold a championship game (and award a subsequent title) for football and was one of the founding members of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS). The current commissioner of the Southeastern Conference is Michael Slive.[2] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Historic Southern United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Largest metro area Little Rock Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,002 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State County Jefferson, Shelby Government  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area  - City  151. ... Image File history File links Secmap. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (841x580, 48 KB) derived from [1]; map of states with Southeastern Conference schools (and their division); contains fair-use logo I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... College (Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an educational institution. ... An athletic conference is a collection of sports teams, playing competitively against each other at the collegiate or high school level. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State County Jefferson, Shelby Government  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area  - City  151. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Historic Southern United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... BCS Logo 2006-Present with logo of Television Rightsholder Fox Broadcasting Company The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is designed to pair the top two teams in college football against each other in the BCS National Championship Game, with the winner being the BCS national champion. ... Michael L. Slive is the current commissioner of the SEC. Michael Lawrence Slive (born July 26, 1940) (sometimes shortened to Mike Slive) is the current commissioner of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), an American college athletics association. ...

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History

The SEC was established in December 1932, when the 13 members of the Southern Conference located west and south of the Appalachian Mountains left to form their own conference.[3][4] Ten of the thirteen charter members have remained in the conference since its inception: the University of Alabama, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Kentucky, University of Mississippi, University of Tennessee, Auburn University, Louisiana State University, Mississippi State University, and Vanderbilt University. The University of Arkansas and the University of South Carolina later joined in the early 1990s. The other charter members were: The Southern Conference (or SoCon) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAAs Division I. SoCon football teams compete in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as I-AA). ... Appalachians in North Carolina The Appalachian Mountains (French: les Appalaches) are a vast system of mountains in eastern North America. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship campus of the University of Alabama System. ... The University of Florida (Florida, UFL, or UF) is a public land-grant, space-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... The University of Georgia (UGA) is the largest institution of higher learning in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is a public, coeducational research university located in Oxford, Mississippi. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system in the American state of Tennessee. ... Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama, USA. With more than 24,100 students and 1,200 faculty, it is the largest university in the state,[5] and according to U.S. News & World Report, has a selectivity rating of more selective. ... For other uses, see LSU. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... Mississippi State University is a land-grant university located in north east-central Mississippi, United States, in the town of Starkville and is situated 125 miles (200 km) northeast of Jackson and 23 miles (37 km) west of Columbus. ... Vanderbilt University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The University of Arkansas is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... The University of South Carolina, Columbia (USC or Carolina) is a public, co-educational, research university located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. ...

  • Sewanee: Left the SEC in 1940. The school has since deemphasized varsity athletics and is currently a member of the Division III Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
  • Georgia Tech: Left the SEC in 1964. In 1975, it became a founding member of the Metro Conference, one of the predecessors to today's Conference USA. Georgia Tech competed in the Metro in all sports except football, in which it was independent. In 1978, Georgia Tech joined the Atlantic Coast Conference for all sports, where it has remained.
  • Tulane: Left the SEC in 1966. Along with Georgia Tech, it was a charter member of the Metro Conference. Unlike Tech, however, Tulane remained in the Metro until the Metro Conference merged into the new Conference USA in 1995. Tulane remained an independent in football until the formation of Conference USA.

The SEC expanded from 10 to 12 members in 1991 with the addition of the University of Arkansas from the now defunct Southwest Conference and the University of South Carolina from the independent ranks in football (the Gamecocks were last members of a conference in football when they played in the ACC from 1953-70) and the Metro Conference in other sports (except men's soccer, where it stayed with the Metro for two years; after the disbandment of the Metro, it was independent until joining Conference USA for soccer in 2005). In 1992, the SEC adopted the divisional setup that exists today. Also in 1992, the SEC was the first conference to receive permission from the NCAA to conduct an annual championship game in football, featuring the winners of the conference's Eastern and Western divisions.[5] It was held at Birmingham's Legion Field the first two years and at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta thereafter.[6] Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. ... The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member institutions are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. ... The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly known as Georgia Tech, is a public, coeducational research university, part of the University System of Georgia, and located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, with satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia, Metz, France and Singapore. ... The Metro Conference was an NCAA Division I athletics conference, so named because all of its charter members were situated in urban metropolitan areas in the Southern United States. ... Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ... Tulane University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ... The University of Arkansas is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... The Southwest Conference (SWC) was a college athletic conference in the United States, now defunct. ... The University of South Carolina, Columbia (USC or Carolina) is a public, co-educational, research university located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. ... Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ... Legion Field is a large stadium in Birmingham, Alabama primarily designed to be used as a venue for American football, but is occasionally used for other large outdoor events. ... The Georgia Dome is a domed stadium located in Atlanta, Georgia that is owned and operated by The State of Georgia who operates The Dome, The Georgia World Congress Center, and Centennial Olympic Park. ...


SEC Commissioners

The office of Commissioner was created in 1940[7]

  • Martin S. Conner 1940-1946
  • N.W. Dougherty acting commissioner 1946
  • Bernie Moore 1948-1966
  • A. M. (Tonto) Coleman 1966-1972
  • Dr. H. Boyd McWhorter 1972-1986
  • Dr. Harvey W. Schiller 1986-1989
  • Roy F. Kramer 1990-2002
  • Michael Slive 2002-present

Bernie Moore was a legendary sports figure during his long tenure as head coach of both football and track & field at LSU. Moore was the son of a Baptist minister, which seemed to influence his sports philosophy. ... Michael L. Slive is the current commissioner of the SEC. Michael Lawrence Slive (born July 26, 1940) (sometimes shortened to Mike Slive) is the current commissioner of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), an American college athletics association. ...

Current members

The SEC currently has twelve member institutions in nine Southeastern states.[8] The geographic domain of the conference stretches from Arkansas to South Carolina (west to east) and from Kentucky to Florida. (north to south) One or both of the flagship universities in each state in the geographic domain of the SEC is a member of the conference, along with one of the preeminent private universities in the nation. Historic Southern United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Largest metro area Little Rock Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,002 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude... A compass rose with west highlighted This article refers to the cardinal direction; for other uses see West (disambiguation). ... The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST, internally called HT-7U) is a project being undertaken to construct an experimental superconducting tokamak magnetic fusion energy reactor in Hefei, the capital city of Anhui Province, in eastern China. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Compass rose with north highlighted and at top Look up North in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A compass rose with South highlighted South is most commonly a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. ...


The conference is divided into two geographic divisions: the Eastern Division and the Western Division. The twelve current members of the Southeastern Conference are:

Institution Location
(Population)
Founded Affiliation Enrollment* Year Joined Nickname Mascot
Eastern Division
University of Florida Gainesville, Florida
(108,856)
1853 Public 48,000 1932 Gators Albert / Alberta
University of Georgia Athens, Georgia
(100,266)
1785 Public 32,200 1932 Bulldogs Uga / Hairy Dawg
University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky
(268,080)
1865 Public 27,209 1932 Wildcats Blue / The Wildcat / Scratch
University of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina
(122,819)
1801 Public 27,065 1991 Gamecocks Cocky
University of Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee
(173,890)
1794 Public 26,400 1932 Volunteers, Lady Volunteers Smokey
Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee
(607,413)
1873 Private / Non-sectarian 11,500 1932 Commodores Mr. C
Western Division
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama
(100,052)
1831 Public 23,878 1932 Crimson Tide Big Al
University of Arkansas Fayetteville, Arkansas
(67,158)
1871 Public 17,938 1991 Razorbacks, Ladybacks Big Red / Tusk
Auburn University Auburn, Alabama
(51,906)
1856 Public 22,928 1932 Tigers Aubie / War Eagle VII
Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana
(224,097)
1860 Public 31,561 1932 Tigers, Lady Tigers Mike the Tiger
University of Mississippi Oxford, Mississippi
(30,756)
1848 Public Approx 18,000 1932 Rebels Colonel Reb
Mississippi State University Starkville, Mississippi
(21,869)
1878 Public 17,032 1932 Bulldogs Bully the Bulldog
  • * Enrollment figures include both undergraduate and graduate students.

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Hairy Dawg waves the flag during the 2006 Chick-fil-A Bowl Hairy Dawg is the costumed mascot of the University of Georgia Bulldogs. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Nickname: Location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky Coordinates: , Country United States State Kentucky Counties Fayette Government  - Mayor Jim Newberry (D) Area  - City  285. ... The Kentucky Wildcats are the mens and womens athletic teams representing the University of Kentucky (UK), a founding member of the Southeastern Conference. ... The University of South Carolina, Columbia (USC or Carolina) is a public, co-educational, research university located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. ... For other uses, see Columbia (disambiguation). ... The University of South Carolinas 19 varsity sports teams are known as the Gamecocks. ... Cocky is the costumed male mascot of the University of South Carolina athletics teams. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system in the American state of Tennessee. ... Nickname: Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system in the American state of Tennessee. ... The Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball team is one of the most prominent teams in U.S. womens college basketball. ... The costumed Smokey Mascot. ... Vanderbilt University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Nashville, Tennessee. ... “Nashville” redirects here. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship campus of the University of Alabama System. ... Tuscaloosa is a city in west central Alabama in the southern United States. ... Athletic teams at The University of Alabama are known as the Crimson Tide. ... Big Al is the costumed mascot of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. ... The University of Arkansas is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... Fayetteville is a college town in Washington County, Arkansas, USA and home to the University of Arkansas. ... The Arkansas Razorbacks, also known as the Hogs, are the names of college sports teams at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. ... (The) LadyBacks refers to any of the womens sports teams that competes officially for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. ... Big Red is the costumed male mascot of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. ... Tusk is the name of the official live mascot for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. ... Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama, USA. With more than 24,100 students and 1,200 faculty, it is the largest university in the state,[5] and according to U.S. News & World Report, has a selectivity rating of more selective. ... Nickname: Location in Lee County, Alabama Coordinates: , Country State County Lee County, Alabama Government  - Mayor Bill Ham, Jr. ... Auburn Tigers is the name given to Auburn University athletic teams. ... Aubie, Auburns popular highly-animated costume mascot. ... Nova, War Eagle VII The War Eagle serves as a symbol of Auburn University, an embodiment of the school battle cry of War Eagle. ... For other uses, see LSU. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... Nickname: Motto: Authentic Louisiana at every turn Location of Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Coordinates: , Country United States State Louisiana Parish East Baton Rouge Parish Founded 1699 Incorporated 16 January 1817 Government  - Mayor Melvin Kip Holden (D) Area  - City  79. ... LSU (Louisiana State University) is a member of the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) and the Southeastern Conference. ... The LSU Lady Tigers basketball team represents Louisiana State University in NCAA Division I womens college basketball. ... Mike V Mike V, Dec. ... The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is a public, coeducational research university located in Oxford, Mississippi. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ole Miss Rebels logo University of Mississippi sports teams, originally known as the Mississippi Flood, were re-named the Rebels in 1935 and compete in the competitive twelve-member Southeastern Conference (West Division) of the NCAAs Division I. The schools colors are cardinal red (PMS 199) and navy... Origin of Colonel Reb Blind Jim Ivy Noted University of Mississippi historian David Sansing has long pointed out that the model for the original Colonel Rebel emblem was a black man. ... Mississippi State University is a land-grant university located in north east-central Mississippi, United States, in the town of Starkville and is situated 125 miles (200 km) northeast of Jackson and 23 miles (37 km) west of Columbus. ... Starkville is a city in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States. ... The Mississippi State Bulldogs are the athletic teams of Mississippi State University. ...

Sports

The Southeastern Conference sponsors championships in many different sports. Image File history File links Brand_sec. ...

Under SEC conference rules reflecting the large number of (male) scholarship participants in football and attempting to address gender equity concerns (see also Title IX), each member institution is required to provide two more women's varsity sports than men's. The equivalent rule was recently adopted by the NCAA for all of Division I.[9] A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... // Final four redirects here. ... The NCAA Womens Division I Championship is an annual basketball tournament for women. ... The College World Series is the tournament which determines the NCAA Division I collegiate baseball champion. ... NCAA womens softball champions Division I 1982 UCLA 2-0 (8 inn. ... Vanderbilt University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Nashville, Tennessee. ... This article lists NCAA Womens soccer championships. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ... Vanderbilt University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Nashville, Tennessee. ... US Armed Forces cross country meet Cross-country running is a sport in which teams of runners compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain before other teams. ... The University of South Carolina, Columbia (USC or Carolina) is a public, co-educational, research university located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... Vanderbilt University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Nashville, Tennessee. ... This article concentrates on human swimming. ... For other uses, see Dive. ... The University of Arkansas is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... Mississippi State University is a land-grant university located in north east-central Mississippi, United States, in the town of Starkville and is situated 125 miles (200 km) northeast of Jackson and 23 miles (37 km) west of Columbus. ... The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is a public, coeducational research university located in Oxford, Mississippi. ... Vanderbilt University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Mississippi State University is a land-grant university located in north east-central Mississippi, United States, in the town of Starkville and is situated 125 miles (200 km) northeast of Jackson and 23 miles (37 km) west of Columbus. ... The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is a public, coeducational research university located in Oxford, Mississippi. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... This article is about the sport. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship campus of the University of Alabama System. ... The University of Arkansas is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama, USA. With more than 24,100 students and 1,200 faculty, it is the largest university in the state,[5] and according to U.S. News & World Report, has a selectivity rating of more selective. ... The University of Florida (Florida, UFL, or UF) is a public land-grant, space-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... For other uses, see LSU. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... Feminism is a diverse collection of social theories, political movements, and moral philosophies, largely motivated by or concerning the experiences of women, especially in terms of their social, political, and economic situation. ... Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, now known as the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act in honor of its principal author, but more commonly known simply as Title IX, is a 76-word United States law enacted on June 23, 1972 that states: No person...


While South Carolina and Kentucky field men's soccer teams, the conference does not sponsor the sport; both schools in 2005 joined Conference USA for the sport.[10] Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ...


Conference sports facilities

School Football stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity Baseball stadium Capacity
Eastern Division
Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium 88,548 Stephen C. O'Connell Center 12,000 McKethan Stadium 7,000
Georgia Sanford Stadium 92,746 Stegeman Coliseum 11,000 Foley Field 3,291
Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium 67,530 Rupp Arena (men and women)[1]
Memorial Coliseum (women only)
23,000
8,500
Cliff Hagan Stadium 3,000
South Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium 80,250 Colonial Center 18,000 Sarge Frye Field[2] 6,000
4,700 seats, 1,300 standing
Tennessee Neyland Stadium 104,079 Thompson-Boling Arena 24,535 Lindsey Nelson Stadium 4,000
Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium 39,790 Memorial Gymnasium 14,168 Hawkins Field 2,027
Western Division
Alabama Bryant-Denny Stadium 92,138 Coleman Coliseum 15,043 Sewell-Thomas Stadium 6,118
Arkansas Razorback Stadium (primary)
War Memorial Stadium (secondary)[3]
76,000
53,727
Bud Walton Arena 19,200 Baum Stadium 10,737
Auburn Jordan-Hare Stadium 87,451 Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum[4] 10,500 Plainsman Park 4,096
LSU Tiger Stadium 92,400 Pete Maravich Assembly Center 14,164 Alex Box Stadium[5] 7,760
Ole Miss Vaught-Hemingway Stadium 60,850 Tad Smith Coliseum 8,700 Swayze Field 3,500
Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium (Scott Field) 55,082 Humphrey Coliseum 10,500 Dudy Noble Field 7,200 (15,500)[6]
  • ^ One men's home game per year played at Freedom Hall in Louisville.
  • ^ New stadium scheduled to open for 2008 season.
  • ^ Two games played each year at Little Rock, one non-conference game and one SEC game.
  • ^ New arena scheduled to open for 2010-11 season.
  • ^ New Alex Box Stadium scheduled to open for 2009 season.
  • ^ Though Mississippi State's Dudy Noble Field official seating capacity is 7,200, its total capacity is 15,500, which includes privately owned seating in Left Field Lounge. Mississippi State holds the all-time NCAA on-campus record for one day attendance at 14,991.[11]

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Football

Prior to expansion, each SEC school played 6 conference games. Five of these games were against permanent opponents, developing some traditional rivalries between schools, and the 6th game rotated around the other 4 members of the conference.


From 1992 through 2001, each team had two permanent inter-divisional opponents, allowing many traditional rivalries from the pre-expansion era (such as Florida vs. Auburn, Kentucky vs. LSU and Vanderbilt vs. Alabama) to continue. However, complaints from some league athletic directors about imbalance in the schedule (for instance, Auburn's two permanent opponents from the East were Florida and Georgia – two of the SEC's stronger football programs – while Mississippi State played relatively weak South Carolina and Kentucky every year) led to the SEC reducing the permanent opponents to only one per team. Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


Under the current format, each school plays a total of eight conference games, consisting of the other five teams in its division, two schools from the other division on a rotating basis, plus one permanent rival from the other division which it plays each year.[12] The lineup may not reflect traditional rivalries, but with the exception of Arkansas vs. South Carolina, which was created out of necessity, all permanent inter-divisional games were played annually prior to SEC expansion in 1992.[13]

West Division East Division
Alabama Tennessee
Arkansas South Carolina
Auburn Georgia
Mississippi State Kentucky
LSU Florida
Ole Miss Vanderbilt

Other league athletic directors have advocated discarding the current format and adopting the one used by the Big 12 Conference, where teams play three teams from the opposite division on a home-and-home basis for two seasons, and then switch and play the other three teams from the opposite side for a two-year home-and-home. However, the potential loss of such heated (and profitable, as the games are often shown on national TV) long-standing rivalries as LSU-Florida, Alabama-Tennessee, and Auburn-Georgia have scuttled such plans on the drawing board. The loss of the annual rivalry between Nebraska and Oklahoma has led some Big 12 athletic directors to make a push to adopt the SEC format for the Big 12. The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located in the central United States. ... The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a state-supported institution of higher learning located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Often referred to as simply Nebraska or UNL, it is the flagship and largest campus of the University of Nebraska system. ... University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma founded in 1890. ...


Interestingly, prior to the institution of divisional play, many of Auburn's yearly rivalries were with teams in the East (Florida, Georgia and Tennessee), while Vanderbilt faced Alabama and Ole Miss every year.


Championship Game

Main article: SEC Championship Game

The SEC Championship Game is held by the Southeastern Conference each year. The championship game pits the Southeastern East Division champion against the West Division champion in a game held after the regular season has been completed. The first championship game was during the 1992 season. The first two SEC Championship football games were held at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. Since 1994, the game has been played at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. This article covers the SEC championship football game. ... This article covers the SEC championship football game. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Legion Field is a large stadium in Birmingham, Alabama primarily designed to be used as a venue for American football, but is occasionally used for other large outdoor events. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State County Jefferson, Shelby Government  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area  - City  151. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... The Georgia Dome is a domed stadium located in Atlanta, Georgia that is owned and operated by The State of Georgia who operates The Dome, The Georgia World Congress Center, and Centennial Olympic Park. ... Nickname: Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia Coordinates: , Country State Counties Fulton, DeKalb Government  - Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area  - City  132. ...


Bowl Tie-ins

The bowl tie-ins for the SEC for the 2007 season are:

  1. Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, LA (vs. BCS)
  2. Capital One Bowl in Orlando, FL (vs. Big 10)
  3. Outback Bowl in Tampa, FL (vs. Big 10)
  4. Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX (vs. Big 12)
  5. Chick-Fil-A Bowl in Atlanta, GA (vs. ACC)
  6. Liberty Bowl in Memphis, TN (vs. Conference USA)
  7. Music City Bowl in Nashville, TN (vs. ACC)
  8. Independence Bowl in Shreveport, LA (vs. Big 12)

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Rivalries

Football has a rich tradition in the SEC, and its many rivalries among its members have long histories. Some of the rivalries involving SEC teams include:

Rivalry Name Trophy
Alabama-Auburn The Iron Bowl ODK-James E. Foy V Sportsmanship Trophy
Alabama-Tennessee The Third Saturday In October
Alabama-LSU
Arkansas-LSU The Battle for the Golden Boot The Golden Boot[7]
Arkansas-Texas[8]
Auburn-Georgia The Deep South's Oldest Rivalry
Auburn-LSU Auburn LSU rivalry[9] None
Florida-Florida State-Miami Battle for the Governor's Cup
Florida-Miami Battle for the Seminole War Canoe The War Canoe Trophy[10]
Florida-Georgia The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party[11]
Florida-Tennessee The Third Saturday in September
Georgia-Georgia Tech Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate The Governor's Cup
Kentucky-Indiana None[12]
Kentucky-Louisville Battle for the Bluegrass(Basketball) Battle for the Governors Cup (Football) The Governor's Cup
LSU-Tulane The Battle for the Rag The Tiger Rag[13]
LSU-Ole Miss A Southern Tradition
Mississippi State-Alabama The 90 Mile Drive
Mississippi State-Ole Miss "The Battle for the Golden Egg" or "The Egg Bowl" The Golden Egg Trophy is a gold football, hence the nickname of "Golden Egg."
South Carolina-Clemson The Palmetto Bowl
South Carolina-Georgia The Border Bash
Tennessee-Kentucky The Border Bowl[14]
Tennessee-Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt-Wake Forest

^ Trophy first awarded in 1996.
^ Series was annual rivalry when Arkansas and Texas were both in theSouthwest Conference. Teams have played only twice in regular season since Arkansas joined the SEC.
^ The series doesn't have a nickname, but due to the close margin most years, some individual games do. Not an annual rivalry until Auburn and LSU were placed in SEC West division in 1992.
^ Series has only been played twice in regular season since 1987.
^ Played in Jacksonville. Now officially referred to as the "Florida-Georgia/Georgia-Florida Game" due to sensitivity about consumption of alcohol by college students.
^ For decades the trophy of this game was a red, white, and blue bourbon barrel, but this practice was discontinued in 1999 following a DUI accident that killed two Kentucky football players.
^ Whereabouts of the original rag are unknown; a new rag was presented to LSU after victories in 2001 and 2006. Series was only contested twice from 1995 through 2005, but a 10-year contract began in 2006.
^ For 74 years the trophy of this game was the Beer Barrel: an orange, white, and blue beer keg. However, this practice was discontinued in 1999 following the aforementioned DUI accident.
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Player Awards

Main article: SEC Football Player of the Year

Each year, the conference selects various Players of the Year — Offensive, Defensive, Special Teams, Freshman. In 1994, the conference began honoring former players from each school annually with the SEC Football Legends program. SEC Football legends logo SEC Football Legends is an annual award program of the Southeastern Conference designed to honor outstanding former college football players from each of the conferences twelve member institutions. ...


50th anniversary All-Time SEC Team

In 1982, the SEC Skywriters, a group of media covering the Southeastern Conference, selected members of their All-Time SEC Team for the first 50 years (1933-82) of the SEC.

Coach: Paul Bear Bryant Offense
QB Archie Manning, Ole Miss 1968-70
HB Charile Trippi, Georgia 1942,45-46
HB Billy Cannon, LSU 1957-59
HB Herschel Walker, Georgia 1980-82
WR Don Hutson, Alabama 1932-34
WR Terry Beasley, Auburn 1969-71
TE Ozzie Newsome, Alabama 1974-77
OL John Hannah, Alabama 1970-72
OL Bruiser Kinard, Ole Miss 1935-37
OC Dwight Stephenson, Alabama 1977-79
OL Bob Suffridge, Tennessee 1938-40
OL Billy Neighbors, Alabama 1959-61
PK Kevin Butler, Georgia 1981-84
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Defense
DL Doug Atkins, Tennessee 1950-52
DL Bill Stanfill, Georgia 1966-68
DL Jack Youngblood, Florida 1968-70
DL Lou Michaels, Kentucky 1955-57
DL Gaynell Tinsley, LSU 1934-36
LB Lee Roy Jordan, Alabama 1960-62
LB Jack Reynolds, Tennessee 1967-69
LB D. D. Lewis, Miss. State 1965-67
DB Tucker Frederickson, Auburn 1962-64
DB Jake Scott, Georgia 1967-68
DB Tommy Casanova, LSU 1969-71
DB Don McNeal, Alabama 1977-79
DB Jimmy Patton, Ole Miss 1953-55
P Bobby Walden, Georgia 1958-60

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Men's basketball

Teams play a 16-game conference schedule, facing each team from its own division twice and each team from the opposite division once. Prior to expansion, teams played a double round-robin, leading to an exhausting 18-game conference schedule. Not surprisingly, no team ever ran the table when the conference schedule featured 18 games; three teams went 17-1 (Kentucky in 1970 and 1986, LSU in 1981). Since the league slate was trimmed to 16 games, Kentucky has gone undefeated in SEC play in 1996 and 2003.


Basketball tournament

The SEC Men's Basketball Tournament (sometimes known simply as the SEC Tournament) is the conference championship tournament in basketball for the Southeastern Conference. It is a single-elimination tournament and seeding is based on regular season records. The winner receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The tournament is most often held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, though sometimes takes place at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana or Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The SEC Mens Basketball Tournament (sometimes known simply as the SEC Tournament) is the conference championship tournament in basketball for the Southeastern Conference (SEC). ... The SEC Mens Basketball Tournament (sometimes known simply as the SEC Tournament) is the conference championship tournament in basketball for the Southeastern Conference (SEC). ... The Southeastern Conference hosts postseason championship tournaments in most sports that it sponsors. ... // Final four redirects here. ... The Georgia Dome is a domed stadium located in Atlanta, Georgia that is owned and operated by The State of Georgia who operates The Dome, The Georgia World Congress Center, and Centennial Olympic Park. ... Nickname: Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia Coordinates: , Country State Counties Fulton, DeKalb Government  - Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area  - City  132. ... Superdome redirects here. ... NOLA redirects here. ... Sommet Center (formerly Nashville Arena and Gaylord Entertainment Center and pronounced soh-MAY) is an all-purpose venue in downtown Nashville, Tennessee which was completed in 1996. ... “Nashville” redirects here. ...


Rivalries

There are a number of rivalries that have developed in basketball for the Southeastern Conference.

The dominance of these two teams in the '90s over everyone else in the SEC led to quite a rivalry, mostly by default, being the best two teams in the conference. The rivalry has cooled in recent years as the Razorbacks have slipped toward the middle of the pack in the SEC West. The all-time record in this rivalry is 21-7 in Kentucky's favor.
This conference matchup has become a major rivalry in recent years with the rise of the Florida basketball program under Billy Donovan (a former Kentucky assistant). Kentucky holds an 84-30 advantage in the series.
A "border war" between two of the sport's historic giants. This rivalry is traditionally played at neutral sites, the RCA Dome (Lucas Oil Stadium beginning in 2009) in Indianapolis and Freedom Hall in Louisville, rather than in Bloomington and Lexington. The all-time record in this rivalry is 28-22 in Kentucky's favor.
This rivalry, unlike most that involve SEC schools, is relatively recent. For nearly 60 years, UK refused to schedule UofL in the regular season in either basketball or football. After a pulsating UofL victory over UK in the Mideast Regional final in the 1983 NCAA basketball tournament, pressure mounted on UK to schedule UofL; Cardinals supporters went so far as to propose a law mandating that the two schools schedule one another. The bill was never introduced, as a basketball series began in the 1983-84 season. The rivalry added a new edge in 2001 when the Cardinals hired former Kentucky coach Rick Pitino (although he was not hired directly from UK). Former UK head coach Tubby Smith is a former UK assistant under Pitino, and reportedly recommended Pitino to Louisville. The Wildcats hold a 26-12 lead in the all-time series.
This rivalry is also a "border war.", and the schools are located just three hours apart on Interstate 75. The two teams have played over 200 times in their history. When the two teams play at Knoxville, Thompson-Boling Arena is almost always sold out. Kentucky leads the rivalry 139-64.
Not only are these two schools the closest to one another geographically within the SEC - a mere 95 miles separate them - but their respective head coaches, Mark Gottfried and Rick Stansbury, often battle each other for the same recruits.
What had been a recent football rivalry has become a basketball rivalry as well, as the Volunteers under Bruce Pearl (and even previously under Buzz Peterson) have had recent success against new basketball superpower Florida.

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Awards

The SEC Men's Basketball Player of the Year is awarded to the player who has proven himself, throughout the season, to be the most exceptional talent in the Southeastern Conference. Various other awards, such as the best tournament player in the SEC Tournament and all conference honors are given out throughout the year. The Southeastern Conference (SEC) Mens Basketball Player of the Year is an award given to the player who has has proven himself, throughout the season, to be the most exceptional talent in the Southeastern Conferenc. ... The SEC Mens Basketball Tournament (sometimes known simply as the SEC Tournament) is the conference championship tournament in basketball for the Southeastern Conference (SEC). ...


Other Sports

Besides football and men's basketball, there are a number of other sports in which the Southeastern conference actively competes.


Rivalries

The Lady Vols have historically been the nation's dominant programs in that sport. Starting in the mid-1990s, UConn has emerged as Tennessee's main rival for national prominence. The Huskies won four national titles between 2000 and 2004; in three of those years, their victim in the NCAA final was Tennessee. Connecticut also defeated Tennessee in the 1995 Championship game, the Huskies' first-ever title. For more information, see UConn-Tennessee rivalry.
These two storied programs have often butted heads for not only SEC titles, but NCAA titles, as well. There is also allegedly a personal rivalry between the head coaches. Georgia has won seven national championships to Alabama's four.
Historically these schools are arch-rivals, but following Tulane's decades long deemphasis of sports, this is the only sport in which the two schools are evenly matched. On several occasions matchups between the two have drawn national record-setting attendances. Tulane reached its first College World Series in 2001 by defeating LSU in three games in the super regional at Zephyr Field.
Prior to the arrival of Skip Bertman as LSU's baseball coach in 1984, Mississippi State had long dominated the conference in baseball, with most of that success coming under legendary coach Ron Polk (who returned to coach the Bulldogs in 2002 after retiring following the 1997 season), who coached future MLB stars such as Rafael Palmeiro, Will Clark and Jeff Brantley. But when Bertman arrived in Baton Rouge, LSU's long-dormant program took off, winning 11 SEC championships and five College World Series championships in 18 seasons from 1984 through 2001. This success in Omaha has been a constant source of irritation to the State faithful, who still are waiting for their first national championship trophy in Starkville. These two programs are also among only a handful in college baseball to turn a profit (fellow SEC rivals Ole Miss and Arkansas are others), as financial red ink has forced many schools in BCS conferences (such as Colorado, Iowa State, Oregon and Wisconsin) to drop the sport.
One of the youngest rivalries featuring an SEC team, the Tigers and Texas Longhorns are the two most successful swimming and diving programs in the country. The two have combined for 16 National Titles since 1981 (9 for Texas, 7 for Auburn) and have won every single title since 1999. The two regularly face off in a meet during the regular season, Auburn owns a 11-7 record over the Longhorns. Texas is the only team to beat Auburn since 2001.

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National Championships

Since its founding in 1932, and the first full academic year of competition in 1933, SEC members have won a total of 160 team national championships.[14] The list of SEC National Champions begins in the Southeastern Conferences first full academic year of competition in 1933 and totals 160 NCAA-sanctioned team national championships[1] (as of March 17th, 2007). ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Conference Champions

The Southeastern Conference sponsors eight men's sports and ten women's sports, and awards a conference championship in every one of them. The Southeastern Conference (SEC) sponsors eight mens sports and ten womens sports. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) sponsors eight mens sports and ten womens sports. ...


See also

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References

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NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision Conferences:
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