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Southeastern Conference
(SEC)
SEC new logo
Established1932
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision I FBS
Members14
Sports fielded20[1] (men's: 9; women's: 11)
RegionSouthern United States
HeadquartersBirmingham, Alabama
CommissionerMichael Slive (since 2002)
Websitesecsports.com
Locations

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is an American college athletic conference whose member institutions are located in the southeastern part of the United States. It is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. The SEC participates in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I in athletic competitions; for football, it is part of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), formerly known as Division I-A. The conference is one of the most successful financially, consistently leading most conferences in revenue distribution to its members, including an SEC record $220.0 million for the 2010–2011 fiscal year.[2]

The SEC was also the first NCAA Division I conference to hold a championship game (and award a subsequent title) for college football, and was one of the founding members of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS). The current SEC commissioner is Michael Slive.[3]

HistoryEdit

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Founding and former membersEdit

The SEC was established on December 8 and 9, 1932, when the thirteen members of the Southern Conference located west and south of the Appalachian Mountains left to form their own conference. Ten of the thirteen founding members have remained in the conference since its inception: the University of Alabama, Auburn University, the University of Florida, the University of Georgia, the University of Kentucky, Louisiana State University ("LSU"), the University of Mississippi ("Ole Miss"), Mississippi State University, the University of Tennessee, and Vanderbilt University.

The other charter members were:

  • Tulane University 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 Conference until it merged with the Great Midwest Conference and became the new Conference USA in 1995. Tulane remained an independent in football until C-USA began football competition in 1996.

1991 expansionEdit

In 1991, the SEC expanded from ten to twelve member universities with the addition of:

The two new teams joined for the 1991–1992 basketball season. At the same time, the SEC split into two divisions—a Western Division comprising most of the schools in the Central Time Zone, and an Eastern Division comprising the schools in the Eastern Time Zone plus Vanderbilt (which is located in the Central Time Zone, but is in the Eastern Division to preserve its rivalry with Tennessee, while Alabama and Auburn are in the same division to preserve theirs despite Auburn being further east than Vanderbilt). This divisional format remains in place today for football and baseball; the divisions have been eliminated for basketball.

Also in 1992, the SEC was the first conference to receive permission from the NCAA to sponsor an annual football championship game, featuring the winners of the conference's Eastern and Western divisions.[4] The 1992 and 1993 SEC Championships were held at Birmingham's Legion Field, and have since been held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.[4]

2012 expansionEdit

On September 25, 2011, the SEC Presidents and Chancellors, acting unanimously, announced that Texas A&M University will join the SEC effective July 1, 2012, with Texas A&M to begin competition in nineteen of the twenty sports sponsored by the SEC during the 2012–13 academic year.[5] On November 6, 2011 the SEC commissioner announced that the University of Missouri will also be joining the SEC on July 1, 2012.[6] For football, Texas A&M will compete in the Western Division, and Missouri in the Eastern Division.[7][8][9][10]

Membership timelineEdit

University of  MissouriTexas A&M  UniversityUniversity of South  CarolinaUniversity of  ArkansasVanderbilt  UniversityUniversity of  TennesseeMississippi State  UniversityUniversity of  MississippiLouisiana State  UniversityUniversity of  KentuckyUniversity of  GeorgiaUniversity of  FloridaAuburn  UniversityUniversity of  AlabamaTulane  UniversityGeorgia Institute of  TechnologySewanee: The University  of the South

Television and radio contractsEdit

The SEC televises football games across various networks during the fall. SEC coverage is primarily provided by CBS and the ESPN family of networks, which includes ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ABC. Fox Sports Net also has rights to air seven live football games over the course of the season.[11]

ESPN reported paying $2.25 billion for broadcast rights of SEC football games beginning in the 2009 season and running through the fiscal year 2025.[12]

Games scheduled for airing are generally picked two weeks before they occur, with a few matches that are selected by CBS and ESPN prior to the season.

CBS has the first pick for a game and selects the highest-profile game to broadcast to a national, over-the-air audience. The CBS game is usually broadcast at 3:30 eastern time. Some weekends, CBS will air a doubleheader of SEC games.[13] CBS also has the rights for the SEC Championship Game.

ESPN will air several SEC games each week among its various channels, with Saturday time slots generally at 12:00 ET, 7:00 ET, and 7:45 ET, and some SEC games will be shown on Thursday nights. In previous years, Raycom Sports syndicated regional coverage for an SEC game of the week at 12:30 ET, but the new contract replaced it with a new ESPN-produced syndication package, the SEC Network—whose football games kickoff at 12:21 ET.[14]

The currently scheduled Fox Sports Net games are set for 7:00 ET.[15]

For games not selected by any broadcast provider, certain schools may offer regional pay-per-view.

As of 2008, all SEC schools are affiliated with XM Radio, offering their radio broadcasts to an audience on XM. According to SiriusXM, the SEC will not be included as part of the "Best of XM" package deal for Sirius customers.

2008 television contractEdit

During the 2007–2008 fiscal year review meeting, there was discussion among SEC leadership about the possibility of starting a TV network dedicated to its conference, much in the same way the Mountain West Conference and Big Ten Conference have done with the mtn. and Big Ten Networks, respectively. A decision was made to postpone the decision until at least the following year.[16]

In August 2008, the SEC announced an unprecedented 15-year television contract with CBS worth an estimated $55 million a year. This continues the relationship the SEC already has with CBS, which puts the SEC in the unique position as the only conference to have its own exclusive national television network of the four major over-the-air broadcast networks (CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox) to display the SEC's events.[4]

In the same month, the league also announced another landmark television contract with ESPN worth $2.25 billion or $150 million a year for the life of the contract, which is for fifteen years. It is the longest and wealthiest contract among all television deals among the major conferences. With these contracts, the SEC has, outside the Big Ten, the richest television deals in the country and will make the SEC the most nationally televised and visible conference in the country with the coverage that is provided by these contracts.[17][18]

CommissionersEdit

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The office of Commissioner was created in 1940.[19]

Years Commissioners
1940–1946 Martin S. Conner
1947–1948 N.W. Dougherty (acting)
1948–1966 Bernie Moore
1966–1972 A. M. "Tonto" Coleman
1972–1986 H. Boyd McWhorter
1986–1989 Harvey W. Schiller
1988-89 Mark Womack (acting / two occasions)
1990–2002 Roy F. Kramer
2002–present Michael Slive

Current membersEdit

The SEC currently has fourteen member institutions in eleven Southeastern states.[20] The geographic domain of the conference stretches from Texas to South Carolina (west to east) and from Missouri to Florida (north to south).

The conference is divided into two geographic divisions: the Eastern Division and the Western Division. These groupings are most notably used in football and baseball. Starting with the 2011–12 season, the SEC scrapped its divisional alignment in men's basketball, following a vote by SEC head coaches on June 1, 2011 at the conference's annual meeting.[21] This change makes the SEC more consistent with other conferences, since none of the other five "major conferences" use divisions in basketball even if they are used in football, baseball, etc. The conference also does not use divisions in women's basketball. The fourteen current members of the Southeastern Conference are:

Institution Location
(Population)
Founded Type Enrollment Year Joined Nickname Mascot
Eastern Division
University of Florida Gainesville, Florida
(124,491)
1853 Public 51,474 1932 Gators Albert and Alberta
University of Georgia Athens, Georgia
(114,983)
1785 Public 35,520 1932 Bulldogs Hairy Dawg, Uga (live bulldog)
University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky
(296,545)
1865 Public 26,054 1932 Wildcats The Wildcat, Scratch, Blue (live bobcat)
University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri
(108,500)
1839 Public 33,805 2012 Tigers Truman the Tiger University of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina
(129,333)
1801 Public 28,481 1991 Gamecocks Cocky, Sir Big Spur (live rooster)
University of Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee
(184,802)
1794 Public 27,523 1932 Volunteers Smokey (live Bluetick Coonhound), Smokey (costume)
Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee
(635,710)
1873 Private
(Nonsectarian)
12,093 1932 Commodores Mr. C
Western Division
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama
(90,468)
1831 Public 31,747 1932 Crimson Tide Big Al
University of Arkansas Fayetteville, Arkansas
(77,143)
1871 Public 23,153 1991 Razorbacks Big Red, Boss Hog, Tusk III (live mascot)
Auburn University Auburn, Alabama
(53,380)[22]
1856 Public 25,078 1932 Tigers Aubie
Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana
(229,553)
1860 Public 28,985 1932 Tigers Mike the Tiger (Mascot), Mike VI (live Bengali/Siberian mixed breed tiger)
Mississippi State University Starkville, Mississippi
(24,187)
1878 Public 21,424 1932 Bulldogs Bully (Mascot), Bully (live bulldog)
Texas A&M University College Station, Texas
(94,347)
1876 Public 52,585 2012 Aggies Reveille (live collie)
University of Mississippi Oxford, Mississippi
(19,000)
1848 Public 19,822 1932 Rebels Rebel Black Bear
  • * Enrollment figures include both undergraduate and graduate students.

SportsEdit

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The Southeastern Conference sponsors championships in nine men's and ten women's sports.

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.[24]

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.[25] Conference USA also hosts the University of Alabama and the University of Tennessee as single sports members for women's rowing, which the SEC does not sponsor. Florida and Vanderbilt both have women's lacrosse teams, and those teams compete in the single-sport American Lacrosse Conference.

When Missouri joins the SEC, it will be the only school to sponsor wrestling. No SEC school has sponsored the sport since LSU discontinued its program in 1985 in order to come into compliance with Title IX.

Sports facilitiesEdit

School Football stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity Baseball stadium Capacity
Eastern Division
Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field 88,548[26] Stephen C. O'Connell Center 11,548[27] McKethan Stadium 5,500[28]
Georgia Sanford Stadium 92,746 Stegeman Coliseum 10,523 Foley Field 3,291
Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium 67,530 Rupp Arena (men)[7]
Memorial Coliseum (women)
23,000
8,500
Cliff Hagan Stadium 3,000
South Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium 80,250 Colonial Life Arena 18,000 Carolina Stadium 8,200
Tennessee Neyland Stadium 102,455 Thompson–Boling Arena 21,678 Lindsey Nelson Stadium 3,800
Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium 39,790 Memorial Gymnasium 14,316 Hawkins Field 3,700
Western Division
Alabama Bryant–Denny Stadium 101,821 Coleman Coliseum (men)
Foster Auditorium (women)
15,383
3,800
Sewell-Thomas Stadium 6,571
Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium (primary)
War Memorial Stadium (secondary)[8]
76,000
53,727
Bud Walton Arena 19,368 Baum Stadium 11,462
Auburn Jordan–Hare Stadium 87,451 Auburn Arena 9,121 Plainsman Park 4,096
LSU Tiger Stadium 92,542 Pete Maravich Assembly Center 13,215 Alex Box Stadium 10,326
Ole Miss Vaught–Hemingway Stadium 60,580 Tad Smith Coliseum 9,061 Swayze Field 8,500
Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field 55,082 Humphrey Coliseum 10,500 Dudy Noble Field 15,000[29]
Future Members
Missouri Faurot Field 71,004 Mizzou Arena 15,061 Taylor Stadium 3,031
Texas A&M Kyle Field 83,002 Reed Arena 12,989 Olsen Field 5,400

  • ^ Two or three games played each year at Little Rock, one or two non-conference game(s) and one SEC game (the LSU game if Arkansas is hosting that game).

Current SEC championsEdit

Fall 2011

Sport School
Cross Country (M) Arkansas
Cross Country (W) Vanderbilt
Football LSU
Soccer (W) Auburn
Volleyball Tennessee

Winter 2012

Sport School
Basketball (M) Vanderbilt
Basketball (W) Tennessee
Indoor Track & Field (M) Arkansas
Indoor Track & Field (W) Florida
Gymnastics TBD
Swimming & Diving (M) Auburn
Swimming & Diving (W) Georgia

Spring 2011

Sport School
Baseball Florida
South Carolina
Vanderbilt
Golf (M) Florida
Golf (W) Auburn
Outdoor Track & Field (M) Florida
Outdoor Track & Field (W) LSU
Softball Alabama
Tennis (M) Florida
Tennis (W) Florida

Source: 2011–12 Southeastern Conference Media Guide[30]

FootballEdit

40px For the current season, see 2011 Southeastern Conference football season

Before expansion, each SEC school played six conference games. Five of these games were against permanent opponents, developing some traditional rivalries between schools, and the sixth game rotated around the other four 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 at the time — while Mississippi State played Kentucky and South Carolina every year) led to the SEC reducing the permanent opponents to only one per team.

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, and one school from the other division that it plays each year. All permanent inter-divisional games, with the exception of Arkansas vs. South Carolina, were played annually before SEC expansion in 1992.[31]

The following table shows the permanent inter-divisional opponent for each school listed by total number of games played (records through the completion of the 2011 season with Western Division wins listed first):[32]

Western Division Eastern Division Series Record
Auburn Georgia 54–53–8[33]
Alabama Tennessee 48–38–8[34]
Ole Miss Vanderbilt 47–37–2[35]
LSU Florida 25–30–3[36]
Mississippi State Kentucky 19–20[37]
Arkansas South Carolina 13–7[38]
Overall Inter-Divisional Record 206–185–21[39]

The following table shows the future permanent inter-divisional opponent for each school listed by total number of games played (records through the completion of the 2011 season with Western Division wins listed first):[32]

Western Division Eastern Division Series Record
Texas A&M Missouri 7–5[40]

Other league athletic directors have advocated discarding the current format and adopting the one used by the Big 12 Conference through 2010, 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 Auburn-Georgia, Alabama-Tennessee, and LSU-Florida have scuttled such plans on the drawing board. The loss of the annual rivalry between Nebraska and Oklahoma had led some Big 12 athletic directors to make a push to adopt the SEC format for the Big 12 prior to the loss of Nebraska and Colorado following the 2010 season. The Atlantic Coast Conference followed the SEC's lead and went one step further, adopting the permanent rival format for both football and basketball (in the latter sport each school had two designated rivals until expansion to 14 schools rendered that arrangement impractical). The Big Ten Conference, which added Nebraska in 2011, is also following the SEC's lead in its scheduling format.

All-time school records Edit

Through the 2011 regular season, not including the bowls that follow.

# SEC Records Win % SEC Championships Claimed National Championships
1 Alabama 813–320–43 70.96 22 14
2 Tennessee 794–347–54 68.70 13 6
3 LSU 734–389–47 64.74 11 3
4 Georgia 748–399–54 64.53 12 2
5 Auburn 718–405–47 63.34 7 2
6 Florida 668–385–40 62.94 8 3
7 Arkansas 678–456–40 59.15 0 1
8 Mississippi 621–486–35 55.91 6 3
9 South Carolina 554–542–44 50.53 0 0
10 Kentucky 578–572–44 50.25 2 0
11 Vanderbilt 565–573–50 49.66 0 0
12 Mississippi State 506–542–39 48.26 1 0
Would be # Future Members Records Win % Claimed National Championships
7 Texas A&M 675–444–48 59.9 1
10 Missouri 624–517–53 54.5 0

[41]

Championship Game Edit

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The SEC Championship Game pits the SEC Western Division representative against the Eastern Division representative in a game held after the regular season has been completed. As of 2010, nine of the twelve SEC members have played in the Championship. Ole Miss is the only team from the SEC West to have not played in the SEC Championship Game, and Vanderbilt and Kentucky have failed to play in the game from the SEC East.

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. The team designated as the "home" team alternates between division champions; the designation goes to the Eastern champion in even-numbered years and the Western champion in odd-numbered years. As of 2010, the Eastern division of the SEC leads the Western division in overall wins in the championship game 11 to 8.

Bowl games Edit

The post-season bowl game tie-ins for the SEC for the 2010 season are:[42]

Pick Name Location Opposing Conference Opposing Pick
1 Sugar Bowl New Orleans, Louisiana BCS -
2 Capital One Bowl Orlando, Florida Big Ten 2
3/4 Outback Bowl Tampa, Florida Big Ten 3
3/4 Cotton Bowl Classic Arlington, Texas Big 12 2
5 Chick-fil-A Bowl Atlanta, Georgia ACC 2
6 Gator Bowl Jacksonville, Florida Big Ten 4/5
7/8 Liberty Bowl Memphis, Tennessee C-USA 1
7/8 Music City Bowl Nashville, Tennessee ACC 6
9 BBVA Compass Bowl Birmingham, Alabama Big East 5

Bowl selection procedures Edit

If the SEC champion is selected to participate in the BCS National Championship Game, the Sugar Bowl is not required to pick the SEC runner-up but may select any eligible BCS team. However, since the BCS title game was moved to a standalone basis in 2007, the Sugar Bowl has selected an SEC team, and since 2008 has chosen the SEC runner-up (the 2007 Sugar Bowl featured LSU, who was not the SEC runner-up but was an eligible BCS team). However, since 2006, the Sugar Bowl has selected either a division runner-up (2006 LSU, 2007 Georgia, and 2010 Arkansas) or conference runner-up (2008 Alabama, 2009 Florida), which has been the second highest ranked SEC team in the BCS standings.

Under SEC guidelines, unless the Sugar Bowl selects the SEC runner-up, the Capital One Bowl must then pick the SEC runner-up if that team has at least two more total wins than the next team in the selection order. The SEC runner-up has not played in the Capital One Bowl since Arkansas following the 2006 season.

After those selections, the Outback Bowl has the first choice of the remaining teams in the SEC East, and the Cotton Bowl Classic has the first choice of those left in the SEC West.

The Chick-fil-A Bowl and Gator Bowl pick afterwards.

The Liberty Bowl and Music City Bowl work together, along with the SEC office, to determine the seventh and eighth picks.

The BBVA Compass Bowl picks last. In the case that the SEC does not have nine bowl-eligible teams, a team from the Sun Belt will be selected instead.

The SEC is presently second in BCS Bowl appearances, with twenty-one appearances, and first in all-time wins and winning percentage, with fifteen wins and a .714 winning percentage. The BCS Bowls include the Rose, Sugar, Orange, Fiesta, and the BCS National Championship Game.

Since the advent of the BCS National Championship Game format, the SEC is 8–1 in those games. The one SEC loss, was however at the hands of another SEC team when the SEC sent an unprecedented two teams to the 2012 National Championship game. The SEC was 2–0 in the games where the BCS National Championship Game was played as one of the traditional New Year's Day bowls, and since 2007 (when the game was moved to a separate contest one week later) an SEC team has participated in all five games and has won all five. Interestingly, the SEC team was ranked No. 1 only three times going into the game (the first contest featuring Tennessee in 1998, Alabama in 2009 and the most recent featuring Auburn in 2010); the other four times the SEC team (LSU twice and Florida twice) was ranked No. 2.

Rivalries Edit

The SEC members have long histories. Some of the football rivalries involving SEC teams include:

Teams Rivalry Name Trophy Meetings[43] Record[43] Series leader Current Streak
Alabama Auburn Iron Bowl James E. Foy, V-ODK Sportsmanship Trophy 76[44] 41–34–1[44] Alabama Alabama Won 1[44]
LSU Alabama-LSU rivalry/The Saban Bowl 76[45] 46–25–5[45] Alabama Alabama Won 1[45]
Tennessee Third Saturday in October 93[34] 48–38–7[34] Alabama Alabama Won 5[34]
Mississippi State Alabama-Mississippi State Rivalry 95[46] 76–17–3[46] Alabama Alabama Won 4[46]
Arkansas LSU The Battle for the Golden Boot The Golden Boot[9] 56[47] 20–34–2[47] LSU LSU Won 1[47]
Texas[10] The Big Shootout 77[48] 21–56[48] Texas Texas Won 2[48]
Texas A&M The Southwest Classic[11] 67[49] 41–24–3[49] Arkansas Arkansas Won 3[49]
Auburn Florida Auburn–Florida football rivalry 82[50] 42–38–2[50] Auburn Auburn Won 3[50]
Georgia The Deep South's Oldest Rivalry 114[33] 54–53–8[33] Auburn Georgia Won 1[33]
LSU The Tiger Bowl[12] 43[51] 19–23–1[51] LSU LSU Won 1[51]
Florida Florida State Florida–Florida State rivalry The Governor's Cup 56[52] 33–21–2[52] Florida Florida State Won 2[52]
Miami Florida–Miami football rivalry Seminole War Canoe Trophy[13] 54[53] 26–28[53] Miami Florida Won 1[53]
Georgia Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic[14] Okefenokee Oar 89[54] 40–47–2[54] Georgia Georgia won 1[54]
Tennessee Florida–Tennessee rivalry 40[55] 22–19[55] Florida Florida Won 7[55]
Georgia Auburn The Deep South's Oldest Rivalry 114[33] 54–53–8[33] Auburn Georgia Won 1[33]
Florida Georgia vs. Florida Football Classic[15] Okefenokee Oar 89[54] 47–40–2[54] Georgia Georgia won 1[54]
Georgia Tech Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate The Governor's Cup 104[56] 60–39–5[56] Georgia Georgia Won 2[56]
Kentucky Indiana Kentucky–Indiana rivalry [16] 36[57] 17–18–1[57] Indiana Indiana Won 1[57]
Louisville Battle for the Governor's Cup The Governor's Cup 22[58] 14–10[58] Kentucky Louisville Won 1[58]

LSU

Tulane The Battle for the Rag The Tiger Rag[17] 97[59] 66–22–7[59] LSU LSU Won 17[59]
Ole Miss The Magnolia Bowl The Magnolia Bowl Trophy 96[60] 57–39–4[60] LSU LSU Won 2[60]
Florida Florida–LSU rivalry 57[61] 25–30–3[61] Florida[61] LSU Won 2[61]

Mississippi State

Ole Miss The Battle for the Golden Egg (The Egg Bowl) The Golden Egg Trophy 108[62] 43–60–6[62] Ole Miss Mississippi State Won 3[62]
Alabama Alabama-Mississippi State Rivalry 95[46] 45–25–5[46] Alabama Alabama Won 4[46]

Ole Miss

LSU The Magnolia Bowl The Magnolia Bowl Trophy 96[60] 39–57–4[60] LSU LSU Won 2[60]
Mississippi State The Battle for the Golden Egg (The Egg Bowl) The Golden Egg Trophy 108[62] 60–42–6[62] Ole Miss Mississippi State Won 3[62]
South Carolina Clemson The Palmetto Bowl The Hardee's Trophy 108[63] 40–65–4[63] Clemson South Carolina Won 3[63]
Georgia The Border Bash 62[64] 16–46–2[64] Georgia South Carolina Won 2[64]
Tennessee The Halloween Game[18] 27[65] 5–22–2[65] Tennessee South Carolina Won 2[65]
Tennessee Kentucky Battle for the Barrel 105[66] 73–24–9[66] Tennessee Kentucky won 1[66]
Vanderbilt Tennessee Tennessee–Vanderbilt rivalry 103[67] 27–73–5[67] Tennessee Tennessee Won 5[67]

Player awards Edit

Each year, the conference selects various individual awards. In 1994, the conference began honoring former players from each school annually with the SEC Football Legends program.

50th anniversary All-Time SEC Team Edit

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 Charley 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 Fuad Reveiz, Tennessee 1981-84

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 Craig Colquitt, Tennessee 1975-77

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Schools ranked by endowmentEdit

Conference Rank National Rank Institution Location Endowment Funds Percentage Change YOY
1 10 Texas A&M University College Station, Texas $6,999,517,000 22%
2 22 Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee $3,414,514,000 12.2%
3 56 University of Florida Gainesville, Florida $1,295,313,000 17.3%
4 68 University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri $1,119,032,000 14.8%
5 77 University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama $995,147,000 16.5%
6 81 University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky $915,924,000 17.6%
7 88 University of Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee $848,329,000 16.4%
8 94 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, Arkansas $788,688,000 17.2%
9 99 University of Georgia Athens, Georgia $745,765,000 19.2%
10 107 Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana $692,556,000 13.6%
11 149 University of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina $494,358,000 19.4%
12 153 Auburn University Auburn, Alabama $471,851,000 19.4%
13 154 University of Mississippi Oxford, Mississippi $469,006,000 13%
14 194 Mississippi State University Starkville, Mississippi $346,676,000 19%

As of March 19, 2012[68]

National team championships Edit

Since the SEC's founding in December 1932, the varsity athletic teams of its current twelve members and two future members have won over 200 national team sports championships.

The following is the list of the national team championships claimed by current and future SEC member schools, including those tournament championships currently or formerly sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).[69][70] The NCAA has never sponsored a tournament championship for major college football, the championship game for which is currently sponsored and operated by the Bowl Championship Series (BCS). Prior to 1992, championships for major college football were determined by a "consensus" of major polling services, including the Associated Press and United Press International college football polls. Recognized women's championships from 1972 to 1982 were administered by the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), not the NCAA. There was a one-year overlap period during the 1981–82 school year, when both the AIAW and the NCAA operated women's championship tournaments; since 1982, only the NCAA has sponsored women's championship tournaments. National equestrian tournament championships are currently sponsored by Varsity Equestrian, not the NCAA. Those national championships dating from before 1933 predate the founding of the SEC in December 1932; championships won by Arkansas and South Carolina before the 1992–93 school year predate their membership in the SEC; championships won by Misssouri and Texas A&M before the 2012–13 school year predate their membership in the SEC.

Football (37):
1925 - Alabama*
1926 - Alabama*
1930 - Alabama*
1934 - Alabama
1938 - Tennessee
1939 - Texas A&M*
1940 - Tennessee
1941 - Alabama
1942 - Georgia
1950 - Tennessee/Kentucky
1951 - Tennessee
1957 - Auburn
1958 - LSU
1959 - Ole Miss
1960 - Ole Miss
1961 - Alabama
1962 - Ole Miss
1964 - Alabama/Arkansas*
1965 - Alabama
1967 - Tennessee
1973 - Alabama
1978 - Alabama
1979 - Alabama
1980 - Georgia
1992 - Alabama
1996 - Florida
1998 - Tennessee
2003 - LSU
2006 - Florida
2007 - LSU
2008 - Florida
2009 - Alabama
2010 - Auburn
2011 - Alabama

Baseball (10):
1954 - Missouri*
1990 - Georgia
1991 - LSU
1993 - LSU
1996 - LSU
1997 - LSU
2000 - LSU
2009 - LSU
2010 - South Carolina
2011 - South Carolina

Men's Basketball (12):
1935 - LSU
1948 - Kentucky
1949 - Kentucky
1951 - Kentucky
1958 - Kentucky
1978 - Kentucky
1994 - Arkansas
1996 - Kentucky
1998 - Kentucky
2006 - Florida
2007 - Florida
2012 - Kentucky

Women's Basketball (9):
1987 - Tennessee
1989 - Tennessee
1991 - Tennessee
1996 - Tennessee
1997 - Tennessee
1998 - Tennessee
2007 - Tennessee
2008 - Tennessee
2011 - Texas A&M*

Women's Bowling (1):
2007 - Vanderbilt

Boxing (1):
1949 - LSU

Men's Cross Country (12):
1972 - Tennessee
1984 - Arkansas*
1986 - Arkansas*
1987 - Arkansas*
1990 - Arkansas*
1991 - Arkansas*
1992 - Arkansas
1993 - Arkansas
1995 - Arkansas
1998 - Arkansas
1999 - Arkansas
2000 - Arkansas

Women's Cross Country (1):
1988 - Kentucky

Women's Equestrian (10):
2002 - Texas A&M*
2003 - Georgia
2004 - Georgia
2005 - South Carolina
2006 - Auburn
2007 - South Carolina
2008 - Georgia
2009 - Georgia
2010 - Georgia
2011 - Auburn

Men's Golf (11):
1940 - LSU
1942 - LSU
1947 - LSU
1955 - LSU
1968 - Florida
1973 - Florida
1993 - Florida
1999 - Georgia
2001 - Florida
2005 - Georgia
2009 - Texas A&M*

Women's Golf (3):
1985 - Florida
1986 - Florida
2001 - Georgia

Women's Gymnastics (16):
1982 - Florida (AIAW)
1987 - Georgia
1988 - Alabama
1989 - Georgia
1991 - Alabama
1993 - Georgia
1996 - Alabama
1998 - Georgia
1999 - Georgia
2002 - Alabama
2005 - Georgia
2006 - Georgia
2007 - Georgia
2008 - Georgia
2009 - Georgia
2011 - Alabama

Rifle (1):
2011 - Kentucky

Women's Soccer (1):
1998 - Florida

Softball (3):
1982 - Texas A&M (AIAW)*
1983 - Texas A&M*
1987 - Texas A&M*

Men's Swimming (11):
1978 - Tennessee
1983 - Florida
1984 - Florida
1997 - Auburn
1999 - Auburn
2003 - Auburn
2004 - Auburn
2005 - Auburn
2006 - Auburn
2007 - Auburn
2009 - Auburn

Women's Swimming (12):
1979 - Florida (AIAW)
1982 - Florida
1999 - Georgia
2000 - Georgia
2001 - Georgia
2002 - Auburn
2003 - Auburn
2004 - Auburn
2005 - Georgia
2006 - Auburn
2007 - Auburn
2010 - Florida

Men's Tennis (6):
1985 - Georgia
1987 - Georgia
1999 - Georgia
2001 - Georgia
2007 - Georgia
2008 - Georgia

Women's Tennis (7):
1992 - Florida
1994 - Georgia

1996 - Florida
1998 - Florida
2000 - Georgia
2003 - Florida
2011 - Florida

Men's Indoor Track (26):
1965 - Missouri*
1984 - Arkansas*
1985 - Arkansas*
1986 - Arkansas*
1987 - Arkansas*
1988 - Arkansas*
1989 - Arkansas*
1990 - Arkansas*
1991 - Arkansas*
1992 - Arkansas*
1993 - Arkansas
1994 - Arkansas
1995 - Arkansas
1997 - Arkansas
1998 - Arkansas
1999 - Arkansas
2000 - Arkansas
2001 - LSU
2002 - Tennessee
2003 - Arkansas
2004 - LSU
2005 - Arkansas
2006 - Arkansas
2010 - Florida
2011 - Florida
2012 - Florida

Women's Indoor Track (14):
1987 - LSU
1989 - LSU
1991 - LSU
1992 - Florida
1993 - LSU
1994 - LSU
1995 - LSU
1996 - LSU
1997 - LSU
2002 - LSU
2003 - LSU
2004 - LSU
2005 - Tennessee
2009 - Tennessee

Men's Outdoor Track (20):
1933 - LSU
1974 - Tennessee
1985 - Arkansas*
1989 - LSU
1990 - LSU
1991 - Tennessee
1992 - Arkansas*
1993 - Arkansas
1994 - Arkansas
1995 - Arkansas
1996 - Arkansas
1997 - Arkansas
1998 - Arkansas
1999 - Arkansas
2001 - Tennessee
2002 - LSU
2003 - Arkansas
2009 - Texas A&M*
2010 - Texas A&M*
2011 - Texas A&M*

Women's Outdoor Track (20):
1981 - Tennessee (AIAW)
1987 - LSU
1988 - LSU
1989 - LSU
1990 - LSU
1991 - LSU
1992 - LSU
1993 - LSU
1994 - LSU
1995 - LSU
1996 - LSU
1997 - LSU
2000 - LSU
2002 - South Carolina
2003 - LSU
2006 - Auburn
2008 - LSU
2009 - Texas A&M*
2010 - Texas A&M*
2011 - Texas A&M*

* A championship marked by an asterisk (*) indicates that the institution was not a member of the SEC at the time of the championship.

National team titles claimed by SEC institutions Edit

The current twelve and two future members of the Southeastern Conference claim over 200 national team championships in sports currently or formerly sponsored by conference members. The following totals include national team championships sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) from 1906 to the present, the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) from 1972 to 1982, and, in football, the Bowl Alliance, Bowl Coalition and Bowl Championship Series since 1992, as well as consensus national championships determined by the major football polls prior to 1992.

School - Number

  • LSU - 46
  • Arkansas - 42
  • Georgia - 33
  • Florida - 27
  • Tennessee - 23
  • Alabama - 19
  • Auburn - 18
  • Texas A&M - 13
  • Kentucky - 11
  • South Carolina - 5
  • Ole Miss - 3
  • Missouri - 2
  • Vanderbilt - 1
  • Mississippi State - 0

NCAA and AIAW national tournament team titles won by SEC institutions Edit

The following totals include national team tournament championships sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) from 1906 to the present and the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) from 1972 to 1982. The NCAA did not sponsor tournament championships in women's sports before the 1981–1982 academic year, and the NCAA has never sponsored a national championship playoff or tournament in major college football. To date, the twelve current members of the SEC have won 192 NCAA and four AIAW championships,[71] including:

School - Number

  • LSU - 42
  • Arkansas - 41
  • Georgia - 26
  • Florida - 24
  • Tennessee - 17
  • Auburn - 15
  • Texas A&M - 11
  • Kentucky - 10
  • Alabama - 5
  • South Carolina - 3
  • Missouri - 2
  • Vanderbilt - 1
  • Ole Miss - 0
  • Mississippi State - 0

Conference championsEdit

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

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  • ^ A. One men's home game per year played at Freedom Hall in Louisville.
  • ^ B. In 2009, Carolina Stadium replaces historic Sarge Frye Field.
  • ^ C. Two games played each year at Little Rock, one non-conference game and one SEC game.
  • ^ D. New arena scheduled to open for 2010-11 season.
  • ^ E. New Alex Box Stadium scheduled to open for 2009 season.
  • ^ F. 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.[72]
  • ^ H. Trophy first awarded in 1996.
  • ^ I. Series was annual rivalry when Arkansas and Texas were both in the Southwest Conference. Teams have played only three times in regular season since Arkansas joined the SEC. Will play again in 2014.
  • ^ J. Series was annual rivalry when Arkansas and Texas A&M were both in the Southwest Conference. Teams will begin playing annually at Cowboys Stadium again in 2009.
  • ^ K. 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.
  • ^ L. Series has only been played twice in regular season since 1987.
  • ^ M. Played in Jacksonville. The rotates every year depending on which team is the designated home team. Also known as the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party".
  • ^ N. 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.
  • ^ O. 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.
  • ^ P. Since joining the SEC this game has been played on or around Halloween every year, accordingly many students dress in costume for this game. The contrasting team colors are also typical Halloween colors.
  • ^ Q. 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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