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Ranking the SEC's Football Rosters for 2015

By Braden Gall, 3 months 3 days ago
Recruiting rankings matter. They are not a guarantee of future success but they are the foundation every national championship has been built upon. It takes great coaching, development and luck to win a title, but having better players is the only way to start. In fact, the data backing up the value of recruiting rankings is impenetrable. For example, look at last year’s rosters...

Team-by-Team Breakdown of SEC Early Enrollees in 2015

By Braden Gall, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Last year, the SEC welcomed 72 early enrollees. Even the SEC has outdone itself this year, topping its own record with 82 early enrollees. It's a trend started mostly by the SEC and dominated by the SEC. There are countless benefits to enrolling athletes early, none the least of which is learning how to live life as a college student-athlete. Essentially, a player is more likely to...

SEC Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2015

By Braden Gall, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the SEC consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned: Roll Tide, RollAccording to the 247Sports composite rankings, there were a total of 33 five-star recruits in the entire 2014 class and 35 in the '15 class. Alabama...

SEC Coordinator Carousel Winners and Losers for 2015

By Braden Gall, 3 months 2 weeks ago
The league’s coordinator carousel this offseason is another example of how things are just different down South. When it comes to coaching, there is no league in the nation more cutthroat than the SEC. The SEC has hired 14 new coordinators since the end of the season. Six of them have coached in the SEC within the last two years, five were on staff last season and four of them are...

Two ex-Vandy football players convicted of rape

By The Sports Network, 3 months 4 weeks ago
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - A jury has found two former Vanderbilt football players guilty on all counts for their participation in an on-campus rape during June of 2013. Cory Batey and Brandon Vandenburg were each convicted on four charges of aggravated rape, one of attempted aggravated rape and two for aggravated sexual battery. Vandenburg was also found guilty of tampering with...

What to Make of the Vanderbilt Football Rape Case Verdict

By Evan Buhler, 3 months 4 weeks ago
For two former Vanderbilt football players, the case is closed. How our society deals with sexual assault? That battle is far from over...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

Two ex-Vandy football players convicted of rape

By The Sports Network, 4 months 11 hours ago
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - A jury has found two former Vanderbilt football players guilty on all counts for their participation in an on-campus rape during June of 2013. Cory Batey and Brandon Vandenburg were each convicted on four charges of aggravated rape, one of attempted aggravated rape and two for aggravated sexual battery. Vandenburg was also found guilty of tampering with...

Early SEC Football Predictions for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 6 days ago
College football’s 2014 season has ended, and the focus shifts from the national championship picture to signing day, spring practice and early preseason rankings for 2015. While last year and Ohio State’s national title victory over Oregon is still fresh in our minds, it’s never too early to think about next season.The SEC had a disappointing bowl season, but the conference is...

SEC's Top 15 Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 5 months 1 week ago
The gap has certainly closed but the SEC is still college football's premier conference. The No. 1 team in the nation, the toughest division in football, a glut of Heisman Trophy candidates and nationally relevant coaches made the SEC must-see TV this fall. But it wasn’t just the Iron Bowl, Les Miles or the ACC-SEC round-robin that made the SEC great theatre this fall. A...

SEC 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 2 weeks ago
The SEC’s trophy case is already full of championships during the BCS era, but the conference is set to once again welcome a handful of national award winners to its collection of previous talent. Alabama receiver Amari Cooper was one of the best players in the nation this year and is a lock for All-America honors after catching 115 passes. But Cooper isn’t the only Crimson Tide...