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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 28, 2020

Ex-Washington State coach Mike Leach applauds Mississippi State players who boycotted practice

Former Washington State coach Mike Leach commended his Mississippi State football players for using their platform to make a stand against social injustice and police brutality after the Bulldogs boycotted …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 15, 2020

Adam Kilgore: College football faces unprecedented challenges and certain change

Years ago, when he worked at a school in a major football conference, University of Connecticut Athletic Director Jeff Benedict listened to league and school officials discuss whether the conference …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 1, 2020

On a call with SEC leaders, worried football players pushed back: ‘It’s not good enough’

College football’s most powerful conference, the SEC, announced Thursday that it plans to forge ahead with a season this fall. But a day earlier, in a private meeting with conference …

UPDATED: Sat., April 11, 2020

Mississippi State hires Nikki McCray-Penson as women’s coach

Mississippi State has hired former Old Dominion women’s basketball coach Nikki McCray-Penson to replace Vic Schaefer as the Bulldogs’ head coach.

Dawn Staley thinks No. 1 South Carolina is national champs

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley believes her top-ranked Gamecocks are the women’s basketball national champs in this pandemics-shortened season, The NCAA Tournament was canceled because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Mississippi State AD ‘disappointed’ in Mike Leach’s noose tweet

Mississippi State coach Mike Leach is expected to participate in “listening sessions” with student and community groups and tour the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum after he tweeted an image of …

Georgia’s search for new QB on hold with no spring practice

This should be the time Georgia’s new quarterback competition would be the focus of spring football practice.

Versatile Keyontae Johnson is ‘Key’ to Florida’s late-season surge

Keyontae Johnson keeps blowing by defenders, getting into the lane and finishing as well as any men’s basketball player in the Southeastern Conference.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

South Carolina receives NCAA notice for basketball program

South Carolina has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA involving former men’s basketball assistant Lamont Evans.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

SEC’s recruiting dominance particularly apparent this year

The Southeastern Conference dominated the recruiting landscape even more than usual this year.

Mississippi State hires Zach Arnett as defensive coordinator

Mississippi State has named Zach Arnett as its defensive coordinator, less than two weeks after he had accepted the same position at Syracuse.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Mike Leach: ‘I will forever be proud and if I’m not careful, get emotional about my time at Washington State’

Before he got too far into describing how he plans to rebuild the Southeastern Conference football program at Mississippi State, Mike Leach had one last parting message for the school …

Classic SEC match-up: LSU’s offense vs. Georgia’s defense

LSU is perfectly comfortable in an offensive shootout, both teams racing up and down the field, throwing caution to the wind and lighting up the scoreboard with big play after …

NFL or college? Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa still weighing options

Tua Tagovailoa said being assured he’d likely remain a high NFL draft pick could make “the biggest decision of my life“ a little easier.

Paul Newberry: Coach O turns out to be the perfect choice for LSU

He comes at you with that raspy Cajun timbre, his words delivered from deep in the throat in rapid-fire succession, often requiring subtitles for those not raised in the backwaters …

No. 8 Florida hoping to end decade-old home skid to FSU

Florida coach Dan Mullen is unbeaten against Florida State. Most of his players can’t say the same.

SEC this week: No. 4 Georgia continues playoff chase with another big test

Here are some things to watch during the 13th week of the Southeastern Conference football season.

Aggies could play spoiler with games at Georgia, LSU

Texas A&M has yet to become a power in the Southeastern Conference in its eighth season in the league, but with a trips to No. 4 Georgia and top-ranked LSU …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Bulldogs bring plenty of bumps, bruises home with them from Texas

Gonzaga’s 79-49 dismantling of Texas A&M on Friday was a blowout over the final 30 minutes, but the Zags – and likely the coaching staff and fan base – still …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Analysis: Defense delivers happy homecoming for Gonzaga’s Texas trio in blowout win over Aggies

Gonzaga shut out Texas A&M over an 8-minute, 43-second stretch, turning a small deficit into a comfortable lead and providing all the cushion the eighth-ranked Zags would need in an …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Gonzaga-Texas A&M: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 79-49 victory over the Aggies

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s win over Texas A&M at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

TV Take: Gonzaga shakes off slow start en route to dominant victory over Texas A&M

This was supposed to be Gonzaga’s first big test. And it was, but only for as long as it probably took viewers to find the SEC Network on their television …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Admon Gilder, Gonzaga’s Texas trio excited for trip to home state to face Texas A&M Aggies

Gilder is excited about facing Texas A&M, where he spent the previous four years of his career, but Gonzaga’s senior guard is off-the-charts amped to see his young daughter for …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Family ties: Sons continue football legacies across SEC

Thaddeus Moss visited LSU in April 2017 looking to transfer from North Carolina State. Within a couple days, the tight end wanted to play for coach Ed Orgeron.

Those other SEC teams scrambling for bowl eligibility

While LSU, Alabama and Georgia are working on their playoff credentials, much of the Southeastern Conference has more humble goals.

Florida vs. Georgia shapes up as playoff elimination game

Here are some things to watch during the 10th week of the Southeastern Conference football season.

SEC showing off most promising crop of 1st-round NFL talent

The Southeastern Conference produces more NFL talent than any other league. It’s not even close. The football powerhouse had a record 64 players drafted in 2019, and dozens more made …

It’s No. 9 Auburn’s turn to face Joe Burrow, No. 2 LSU

The challenge for Jeremiah Dinson and No. 9 Auburn in Baton Rouge on Saturday will be contending with Joe Burrow and No. 2 LSU’s explosive offense.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

No. 9 Florida begins decisive SEC stretch at South Carolina

Florida handled its last loss to a top-10 team poorly. The Gators followed a 19-point setback to then-No. 7 Georgia last year with a 21-point drubbing against Missouri. It was …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Arkansas’ Chad Morris, Auburn’s Gus Malzahn put friendship on hold

The last time Arkansas coach Chad Morris felt this much pressure to win was nearly 20 years ago. His first year at Stephenville High School in East Texas resulted in …