Latest Southeastern Conference football News

Vanderbilt, SMU to play 3-game series starting in 2024

Jun. 13, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt and SMU have scheduled a three-game series that starts in 2024. The two teams will face each other twice in Nashville and once in Dallas during a six-year stretch. The series starts when SMU visits Vanderbilt on Sept. 14, 2024. Vanderbilt will host SMU again on Sept. 9,...

Tennessee OL McBride giving up football for health reasons

Jun. 12, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee freshman offensive lineman Melvin McBride is giving up football for medical reasons. Volunteers coach Jeremy Pruitt said Wednesday that a "personal medical condition" was discovered during McBride's physical after the offensive lineman arrived on campus. Pruitt didn't...

'This isn't for everyone': A labor of love for football refs

Jun. 12, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — It has never been more difficult to be an official in college football. Those who do it face relentless, often uninformed criticism and attacks on their credibility. Complaints from fans armed with DVR, fueled by sports-talk instigators and amplified by social media, have become so...

Vanderbilt adds 4 more graduate transfers to its roster

Jun. 12, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has added four more graduate transfers to its football roster. Commodores coach Derek Mason announced Wednesday the additions of offensive lineman Rowan Godwin, receiver/kick returner Justice Shelton-Mosley, defensive back Cam Watkins and defensive lineman Eddie...

USC welcomes back WR McCoy, lands Florida CB Steele

Jun. 11, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Receiver Bru McCoy and cornerback Chris Steele have officially joined Southern California's football program, apparently wrapping up two recruiting sagas back where they began. USC coach Clay Helton on Tuesday confirmed the arrivals of local products McCoy and Steele, two of the nation's...

Ex-Auburn coach Terry Bowden to be Clemson grad intern

Jun. 10, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — There'll be another Bowden at Clemson. Football spokesman Ross Taylor said Monday that Terry Bowden is joining the program as an unpaid graduate intern as he pursues an advanced degree in athletic leadership at the university. Bowden, 63, is the younger brother of Tommy Bowden, who was...

Ex-Florida player charged with murder in wife's 2016 death

Jun. 9, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A former University of Florida football player, Earl Antonio "Tony" Joiner, has been arrested and charged with killing his wife in a case dating to 2016, police said. A former safety at Florida under then-Coach Urban Meyer, Joiner was arrested Saturday on a charge of second-degree...

Illinois transfer TE Ford to sit 2019 after NCAA decision

Jun. 7, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois tight end Luke Ford, a transfer from Georgia, will not be eligible to play this season after the NCAA upheld the denial of his request for a waiver. The NCAA initially denied Ford's request in April, but the school appealed. Illinois said Friday the appeal had been denied....

Alabama mourns death of well-known fan with Down syndrome

Jun. 7, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama sports community is mourning the death of a fan with Down syndrome who was known for his weekly football season visits to the athletic facilities and his pre-game predictions to coach Nick Saban. The Tuscaloosa News reports 36-year-old Walt Gary died...

Euro steps: Top football programs discover European recruits

Jun. 6, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

Jairo Faverus, a defensive back from Amsterdam, was hanging out in Alabama's football facility for about 20 minutes before a Crimson Tide staffer let him know who, exactly, he was waiting to meet. "He was like, 'Nick Saban wants to see you.' Oh. Oh," Faverus recalled his reaction, with a little laugh. The...