Latest Southeastern Conference football News

Kentucky QB Levis balances NIL gains with long-term goals

Jun. 30, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Heading into last season, the most notable moment of Will Levis' career as a college football player just might have been eating an unpeeled banana. A year later, the Kentucky quarterback with the active and entertaining TikTok account has become an intriguing NFL...

Leach signs 2-year contract extension with Mississippi State

Jun. 29, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State coach Mike Leach has signed a two-year contract extension through 2025 after leading the Bulldogs to their second consecutive bowl appearance. MSU football spokesman Brandon Langlois on Wednesday confirmed the extension, which was...

Mississippi, Alabama mourners praise officer killed on duty

Jun. 20, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A police officer killed on duty in Mississippi earlier this month is being remembered there and in his Alabama hometown as a person willing to serve any community where he worked. A memorial service was held Thursday in Meridian, Mississippi, for Meridian...

Title IX: Law ensured balanced cutbacks during pandemic

Jun. 18, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

Title IX is always on Candice Storey Lee’s mind and the Vanderbilt athletics director believes that’s how it should be for any administrator running college programs. “I would hope that’s part of our DNA and that it is seen in how we make decisions on a day-to-day basis,”...

New film tells tale of former football player Wilbur Jackson

Jun. 12, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — Less than an hour before the premiere of the documentary “Quiet Pioneer: The Wilbur Jackson Story,” co-producers Jon Nelson and Phil Cantor didn’t try to hide their emotions. “I am a nervous wreck because of the gravity of the project and the internal...

Tim Tebow among first-timers on College Football HOF ballot

Jun. 06, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

Tim Tebow, who led Florida to two national championships and won the 2007 Heisman Trophy, is among the former players making a first appearance on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot. The National Football Foundation announced on Monday the players and coaches eligible for...

SEC approves future schedules for basketball, not football

Jun. 03, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference approved future regular-season schedules and postseason formats for six sports — just not football — to conclude its annual league meetings Friday. SEC presidents and chancellors reached an agreement on schedules for men’s...

It just means more: SEC weighs expanding conference schedule

Jun. 01, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference's slogan, “It just means more,” could soon refer to the number of football games the league schedules. SEC coaches and athletic directors have been meeting this week at a resort on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Atop the agenda is...

'We're moving on': Fisher says public spat with Saban done

Jun. 01, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The spat between Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher and Alabama's Nick Saban appears to be over -- at least publicly. A jovial Fisher said repeatedly Wednesday that he was “moving on” from the war of words with his former boss that added some soap-opera drama...

Saban on feud with Fisher: 'I have no problem with Jimbo'

May. 31, 2022 19:35 PM EDT

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban tried to put an end to his feud with Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher on Tuesday as Southeastern Conference leaders gathered for spring meetings at a resort on the Florida Gulf Coast. “I didn’t really say that anybody did anything...