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Pensacola Lands SEC Women’s Soccer Tournament

The Southeastern Conference has entered into a multiyear agreement with Pensacola Sports to host the SEC Women’s Soccer Tournament at Ashton Brosnaham Soccer Complex in Pensacola, Florida. Under the terms of the deal, the tournament will be played in Pensacola through 2024, with an option to extend the agreement through 2026. “We are thankful to […]

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College Football Playoff Names Byron Hatch Chief Operating Officer

Byron Hatch has been named the College Football Playoff’s chief operating officer after spending six years as the assistant commissioner of championships for the Southeastern Conference. During Hatch’s time with the SEC he oversaw the SEC football championship game, men’s basketball tournament and softball tournament. In his role, Hatch will be responsible for managing the […]

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Greg Sankey: Expanding the SEC, the College Football Playoff and NCAA Gender Equity

Greg Sankey has been the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference since 2015 and is generally regarded as one of the more powerful people in collegiate athletics, given the SEC’s dominance over college football. But Sankey’s career spans multiple regions and divisions across the NCAA, from working in Central New York as the director of intramural […]

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A limited number of fans, seated according to COVID-19 restrictions requiring social distancing and masks, watch in the first half a college football game between LSU and Mississippi State in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on September 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

How Many Fans Will Be At College Football Games This Year?

Playing sports during the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be tough when not in a bubble environment. It may be even more so for college football given the amount of traditional game-day experiences such as tailgating and team walks into the stadium. But the coronavirus has disrupted things significantly. While some schools are planning on […]

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SEC Football and Basketball Headed to ESPN/ABC

The Southeastern Conference will move its signature events in football and men’s basketball from CBS to ESPN/ABC starting in 2024–2025. The 10-year deal is reportedly worth nearly $300 million per year and will include up to 15 premier football games and the SEC Championship as well as eight top basketball matchups across ABC and ESPN. […]

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In college towns across the country, the potential loss of football games will have a significant economic impact. Photo: Tony Ding/AP Images

College Football Towns Prepare to Call an Audible

Before you celebrate a touchdown with your friends and go crazy high-fiving strangers who feel like friends in that moment, you start with the tailgate party hours before kickoff with snacks, all sorts of food on the grill and a football flying through the air. Postgame usually means a drink downtown at a packed sports […]

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New Orleans to Host 2021 SEC Gymnastics Championships

After having a record crowd on hand to watch hometown LSU capture the title in 2019, the Southeastern Conference has already decided to return to New Orleans for the SEC Gymnastics Championships in 2021. The league announced that the meet will be held again at the Smoothie King Center in Louisiana. It will be the […]

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