SEC Articles

Over the past few seasons, when Athlon Sports sat down to predict our SEC East final standings there has been one factor that seems to have been the deciding factor.Scheduling.We caught a lot heat in 2011 when we picked the Georgia Bulldogs to win...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Butch Jones
The SEC East isn’t as strong as the West in 2014, but this division features plenty of depth. Georgia, South Carolina and Missouri are considered the preseason favorites for the East title, but Florida should be improved with the addition of...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The SEC is too big for one podcast, so our preseason rankings and debate series continues with the SEC East.As we start to break down the preseason rankings, we look at the trends that will shape the East. Missouri won the division a year ago and...
David Fox
1 year ago
Alabama Crimson Tide football
The future of scheduling in the SEC has been a hot topic in recent weeks, as the conference attempted to settle whether or not to stay with an eight-game conference slate each year.And after much debate among coaches, presidents and athletic...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
As usual, Kentucky will have talent, and Kentucky will have guards.Now, Kentucky will have experience.On Friday, Andrew and Aaron Harrison announced they would return to Kentucky for their sophomore seasons, meaning only Julius Randle and James...
David Fox
1 year ago
Alabama Crimson Tide stadium
Future schedules are a hot topic in the SEC. With the creation of college football’s four-team playoff postseason format, most BCS teams have beefed up the non-conference schedule in order to improve the resume.While improved non-conference...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Athlon’s Braden Gall and David Fox split up A-Day duties, spending time at Auburn and Alabama through each school’s spring game.At Auburn, the fan base (and athletic director) is enjoying the rebound, but Gus Malzahn is busy at work...
David Fox
1 year ago
Arkansas new football uniform 2014
After a disappointing 3-9 record in Bret Bielema’s first season at Arkansas, the Razorbacks are hoping for bigger and better things in 2014.And what better way to build momentum for 2014 than the release of new uniforms and logos?It seems...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
T.J. Yeldon
2013 was the year of the quarterback in the SEC. The league featured standouts in AJ McCarron, Johnny Manziel, Aaron Murray, Zach Mettenberger, James Franklin and Connor Shaw.But heading into 2014, the SEC is a league searching for answers at...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — For a fan base not always known for its sense of perspective, the Alabama faithful seem to be taking the events of the last four months well.A-Day at Tuscaloosa was 140 days since Auburn ended Alabama’s bid to win...
David Fox
1 year ago
Auburn Tigers
AUBURN, Ala. — Abby Lemons had no idea what she was getting herself into when she decided to go to Auburn.She came to Auburn in part because of the football atmosphere two years ago, but morale on campus was at an all-time low when she was a...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
AUBURN, Ala. — Gus Malzahn is not one to waste time. His offense and track record are testaments to that.He’s also not likely to get too wrapped up praising his first-team offense that put up 58 points in the spring game, in part on the...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The last two Alabama quarterbacks couldn’t be missed in Tuscaloosa for the spring game. Greg McElroy spent time with the ESPNU broadcast crew, and AJ McCarron marked his spot in the Walk of Fame in a pregame ceremony....
David Fox
1 year ago
Nick Saban
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — For a day or so, two of the most beloved Tennessee sports figures were in the state of Alabama.Bruce Pearl, of course, is the new coach at Auburn. And now Peyton Manning and Nick Saban are trading football tips.Ick.Athlon...
David Fox
1 year ago
Alabama is coming off the kind of disappointing season most teams would envy.The Crimson Tide were No. 1 and undefeated until Nov. 30 and reached the Sugar Bowl. But the glaring number here is 0-2, as in losses to Auburn and Oklahoma to finish the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Bruce Pearl
On Saturday, the state of Alabama will celebrate perhaps its favorite sport second only to college football — spring football. Even on A-Day at Auburn, the Tigers have reason for optimism beyond the team that reached the BCS Championship Game...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Nick Marshall
The SEC was home to some of college football’s top quarterbacks in the nation last year. However, one offseason later, and the conference is essentially rebuilding from scratch at the quarterback spot.The list of names departing is heavy:...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
I’ve been to spring football games and I’ve been to an Auburn game (albeit 15 years ago).But I’ve never been to the Auburn Spring Game, affectionately known as “A-Day” down in The Yellowhammer State.But for a program...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Kyle Field
The SEC West is arguably the top division in college football, featuring two likely top-10 teams in Alabama and Auburn, while LSU always has one of the nation’s top rosters, and Ole Miss is a team on the rise under Hugh Freeze.As we peek...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Cuonzo Martin
Stop if you’ve heard this before: Tennessee is looking for a high-profile coach. Since 2008, the Volunteers have needed to hire seven football and men’s basketball coaches.And that doesn’t count the retirement of legendary women...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Dorial Green-Beckham
The career of wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is over at Missouri. Green-Beckham was recently suspended due to an off-the-field incident, but on Friday, coach Gary Pinkel dismissed the former No. 1 recruit from the team.Green-Beckham was...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
All-conference and All-American teams are a great indicator as to who are the best players in the nation. Earning first-team honors more than once is a pretty good sign that you were one of the best at your position during your career. The rare...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Mississippi State football new uniforms
Mississippi State has updated its uniform and helmet combination a couple of times under coach Dan Mullen, and it appears the Bulldogs will make a few tweaks for 2014.According to this photo tweeted by @LoganLowery, Mississippi State’s new...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Nick Saban
Ranking college football coaches is no easy task. Similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure. While it’s difficult to rank coaches, this aspect of college football is...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Dorial Green-Beckham
Missouri’s Dorial Green-Beckham is expected to be one of the top receivers in the nation in 2014. However, Green-Beckham’s status with the team is up in the air, as the junior receiver has been suspended indefinitely.Coach Gary Pinkel...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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