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  • SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE DISCUSSES ISSUES IN LEAGUE MEETINGS

         Southeastern Conference officials are attending their annual
    meetings this week in Destin, FL.  Among the topics being
    discussed:
         CBS CONTRACT:  CBS Sports Programming Dir Len DeLuca met
    with league officials to "iron out details" of the league's
    basketball contract that will call for the network to televise
    five conference and five non-conference games next season.  In
    addition, CBS will televise the SEC's Championship game next
    March.  DeLuca: "This brings SEC basketball to the same level as
    the Big East, Big Ten and ACC" (NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE,
    5/30).
         REVENUE SHARING:  League officials are discussing a
    "different formula to distribute revenues," according to the
    TIMES-PICAYUNE.  SEC schools split $40M in revenue last year, and
    Auburn AD David Housel says any changes would be minor (NEW
    ORLEANS TIMES PICAYUNE, 5/30).
         EXPANSION PLANS?  The league is not planning on expanding
    from its current 12 team format, according to SEC President Roy
    Kramer.  Kramer: "We will continue to keep our options, but right
    now I don't sense a mood to make further changes or add more
    schools" (Nashville TENNESSEAN, 5/29).
         PRESEASON GAMES: League officials discussed a proposal that
    Monday would allow SEC football teams to play in pre-season games
    such as the Kickoff Classic.  TAMPA TRIBUNE's Chris Harry reports
    that a vote on the issue could come as soon as Thursday (TAMPA
    TRIBUNE, 5/30).
         NEAUX TO THE BIG EASY?  New Orleans is likely to lose its
    bid to host the football title game in '97 to Atlanta because of
    Atlanta's eastern location.  SEC presidents are set to vote on
    the issue Thursday (TIMES PICAYUNE, 5/30).
    

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