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  • SBD Article

    Florida Agrees To Largest-Ever Buyout Deal To Land Colorado State's Jim McElwain

    Published December 05, 2014

    The Univ. of Florida on Thursday hired Colorado State football coach Jim McElwain, and as part of CSU's contract with him, the school received a total buyout of $7M, including $5M in cash. The buyout is the largest in college football history, eclipsing the $4.3M Texas paid Louisville to hire away coach Charlie Strong earlier this year. In addition to the cash portion of the buyout, CSU will be paid $2M to play a football game at Florida, which has not yet been scheduled. The $7M total paymen...

    Tags: Colleges, SEC
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    Missouri Plans For South End Zone Complex At Memorial Stadium, Delay Indoor Field

    Published December 05, 2014

    " MU and other SEC schools "expect an influx of cash from the SEC Network. ...e revenue figures for the first year of the joint SEC/ESPN venture until May or June" (K.C. STAR, 12/5)...

    Tags: Facilities, SEC
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    SEC Negotiating 10-Year Deal For Football Championship Game In New Falcons Stadium

    Published December 04, 2014

    The SEC is "deep into negotiations toward a 10-year deal... Saturday's Missouri-Alabama SEC Championship will "mark the 21st consecutive year the event has been played at the Georgi... It is "no surprise that the SEC intends to move its title game next door, rather... " The proposal reflects the SEC’s "desire to have its marquee events at regular s...

    Tags: Events and Attractions, SEC
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    Finebaum To Host SEC Network Call-In Show During ESPN's Broadcast Of Iron Bowl

    Published November 25, 2014

    SEC Network host Paul Finebaum on Saturday night "wil... ...call-in show "will start after the conclusion" of SEC Network’s airing of Tennessee-Vanderbilt, and vie... ...of ways, from his daily radio show to his work on SEC Nation. ...ed before and we felt like this was unique to the SEC" (SI.com, 11/24). An SEC Network spokesperson said that the show, beginnin...

    Tags: Media, ESPN, SEC
  • SBD Article

    FSU, Ole Miss To Open '16 Season At Citrus Bowl, Continue Trend Of Neutral-Site Kickoffs

    Published November 14, 2014

     In Jackson, Hugh Kellenberger notes the SEC "passed a rule in the spring requiring all of its...

    Tags: ACC, SEC, Colleges
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    Tennessee AD Hart Sees Positive Response To Branding Restructure, Some Dissent

    Published November 13, 2014

    Univ. of Tennessee AD Dave Hart yesterday said that the sentiment among athletes "has been largely positive since the school announced Monday that all but the women's basketball team would be dropping the Lady Vols nickname and logo," according to Matt Slovin of the Nashville TENNESSEAN. In an interview on Knoxville-based WNML-FM, Hart said that he "has the support of former Lady Vols as well." However, Hart also said that he has "had to deal with some dissent." Former UT softball P Monica Ab...

    Tags: Colleges, SEC
  • SBD Article

    Tennessee Announces Branding Restructure, Using "Lady Vols" For Women's Hoops Only

    Coinciding with Tennessee's '15 campus branding transition and switch from adidas to Nike, the school's athletics department will implement a branding restructure that will feature the "Power T" logo utilized for all programs except women's basketball. Beginning in the '15-16 academic year, all sports teams other than women's basketball -- which will still go by the "Lady Volunteers" moniker -- will be known as the "Tennessee Volunteers" (Tennessee). UT AD Dave Hart said that the change would...

    Tags: Colleges, SEC
  • SBD Article

    CBS To Air Egg Bowl Over Iron Bowl After Reaching Appearance Limit With Alabama

    Published November 11, 2014

    ...appearance limitations within the agreements the SEC has with its partners. ...an alternate feed" of the Iron Bowl "through the SEC Network, though details haven’t been worked out"...

    Tags: Media, SEC, CBS
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    Adidas Unveils Mississippi State's Egg Bowl Uniforms; Oklahoma Could Wear Alternates

    Published November 05, 2014

    adidas "immersed itself into the tradition" of the Egg Bowl yesterday as it unveiled Mississippi State's uniforms for the Nov. 29 game against Ole Miss, according to Michael Bonner of the Jackson CLARION-LEDGER. MSU's special uniforms are white and the numbers are gold with a pattern of the state of Mississippi "within the digits." The numerals are "outlined in maroon." The pants are the "same as the traditional away uniforms." The helmet features an "M-State" logo outlined in gold. The facem...

    Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, SEC, Adidas
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    SEC Commissioner Mike Slive Retiring In '15 To Deal With Recurring Health Issue

    Published October 15, 2014

    SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, who yesterday announced... ...ntinue to carry out his responsibilities from the SEC Office and his home office in Birmingham ... thou... " Slive, who has led the SEC for 13 years, will "serve in the role of consulta... ...t in recent years, he had hinted that getting the SEC Network off the ground could be his last big proj... " But 12 years later, Slive and the SEC "go together like chicken and waffles.

    Tags: Colleges, SEC
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    SEC Execs Sankey, Womack Seen As Top Candidates To Replace Retiring Slive

    Published October 15, 2014

    Though a national search for retiring SEC Commissioner Mike Slive's successor will begin th... ...idate is expected to already be in Birmingham" in SEC Exec Associate Commissioner & COO Greg Sankey, ac... Sankey, who has been with the SEC since '02, was promoted to his current role in '1... " If Sankey "is not the choice, the SEC could look" to Exec Associate Commissioner Mark W...

    Tags: Colleges, SEC
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    Ole Miss, Mississippi State Up Fundraising Efforts To Keep Up With Other SEC Facilities

    Published September 26, 2014

    ...of luxury and recruiting in the ultracompetitive SEC," according to Michael Cohen of the Memphis COMME... ...d that the "increased revenue and exposure of the SEC has coincided with a significant boost in donatio...

    Tags: Facilities, SEC
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