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  • SBD Article

    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
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    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
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    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
  • SBD Article

    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
  • SBD Article

    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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    Texas A&M Will Not Sell Specific Player Jerseys, Despite Retailers' Requests

    Published September 04, 2014

    Texas A&M officials have "turned down requests from at least two national retailers that contacted the school" about selling No. 7 jerseys after the performance of QB Kenny Hill in last Thursday's opener, according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.com. The retailers were "trying to get the university to change its stance that it wouldn’t sell specific player jersey numbers this season." Sources said that despite the "potential lure of royalties," the school has "shied away" from allowing licensees to...

    Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, SEC
  • SBD Article

    You Are Looking Live: SEC Network Airs First Games Without Any Major Issues

    Published August 29, 2014

    The SEC Network "couldn’t have had a more auspicious debu... ...berg noted it "was clear that the tabletop of the SEC Network set is in four pieces for easy setup, rem... " The unsecured section is "a product of a new network. ...most unfathomable to imagine a scenario where the SEC Network, which reached agreements with nearly eve...

    Tags: SEC, ESPN, Media
  • SBD Article

    SEC Network Lands Carriage Deal With Verizon FiOS, Bumps Sub Count To Mid-60s

    Published August 21, 2014

    Verizon FiOS has completed a deal to carry SEC Network, sources said. ...channel will be on an expanded basic tier within SEC territory and include access to WatchESPN. ...not clear where Verizon will carry it outside of SEC territory. The deal pushes SEC Network's subscriber count up to the mid-60-milli... within SEC territory, it operates systems in Texas and Flori... ...evision as the only top 10 distributor without an SEC Network deal.

    Tags: Media, SEC
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