Associated Press DESTIN, Fla. – Kentucky will play Florida, Tennessee and Vanderbilt twice a season every season in the SEC’s new basketball schedule format that increases the number of permanent home-and-home opponents from one to three. The SEC announced the tweak on Thursday. Each of the 14 SEC teams will play at each other at […]

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By Mark Long AP Sports Writer DESTIN, Fla. – The Southeastern Conference has been fining its schools for rushing fields and storming courts since 2004. Now, a decade later, those penalties are going up. Way up. The league plans to “substantially” increase fines for teams that violate its on-field policy. SEC Commissioner Mike Slive indicated […]

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By Parrish Alford Daily Journal DESTIN, Fla. – Most SEC football coaches are hopeful satellite camps will be banished, but if they’re not, they want a piece of the action. Or at least the freedom to make that call themselves. Commissioner Mike Slive said Tuesday the conference will propose legislation at the national level to […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal DESTIN, Fla. – While college basketball’s overlords are tinkering with the game, SEC coaches ask only for consistency. Earlier this month, the NCAA men’s basketball rules committee approved a package of proposals and officiating directives it says will improve pace of play and reduce the physicality in the sport. Translation: […]

By Steve Hunt Special to the Journal ARLINGTON, Texas – If Mitch Moreland has his way, he’ll never land on the disabled list again. And right now, he’s putting the hurt on opposing pitchers. Moreland, the Mississippi State product who mainly plays first base for the Texas Rangers, singled in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s […]

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By Parrish Alford Daily Journal DESTIN, Fla. – SEC football coaches would like to see the cost of attendance number the same throughout the league. They’re just not sure how to get that done. Coaches across all sports think providing more for athletes is a good thing. As the nation’s most successful athletic programs – […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal DESTIN, Fla. – After seven straight championships in the late BCS Era, the SEC streak ended when Auburn’s comeback against Florida State fell short in 2013. Last year, the first for the college football playoff, the SEC did not have a representative in the final game. Now SEC coaches find […]

Daily Journal Could the Battle for the Golden Egg be headed back to Thanksgiving Day? Ole Miss athletics director Ross Bjork, appearing Tuesday on Paul Finebaum’s show, said he and his fellow AD, Mississippi States Scott Stricklin, are talking about returning the game to Thanksgiving “on a more regular basis.” That move could possibly take […]

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By Parrish Alford Daily Journal DESTIN, Fla. – The SEC spring business meetings, the last with Mike Slive as commissioner, begin today. As Power Five conference schools prepare for more freedom to assist student-athletes, “cost of attendance” figures to be one of the most prominent topics. Numbers vary from school to school. For Mississippi State, […]