THE SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE THREAD

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    It's not often Texas A&M fans in Georgia have the chance to pose for photos with Reveille, the collie mascot.

    It's a similar rarity to see Missouri mascot Truman the Tiger high-stepping through the halls of an Atlanta hotel. LSU? Auburn? No, this is a different cat.

    Reveille and Truman have a new conference home, and introductions were in order on Wednesday night.

    Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive and the SEC held an official welcoming party for Missouri and Texas A&M, only three months before the Tigers and Aggies open their first football schedules as members of the conference.

    Slive noted that Atlanta hosts the SEC championship game. He said for one night, the city "is Missouri and Texas A&M and we welcome y'all to Atlanta and the Southeastern Conference."

    Among those attending the event were Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin, Missouri chancellor Brady Deaton, Tigers football coach Gary Pinkel and Aggies football coach Kevin Sumlin.

    Missouri's first SEC game will come at home on Sept. 8 against Georgia.

    "It's going to be mammoth," Pinkel said. "It's going to be very historic. It will be our first SEC game and our first SEC home game that we play. It will be wild."

    For Missouri fans in SEC country, this new relationship is a dream come true.

    "Thrilled. It was a wild ride," said Jon Smalley, a 1991 Missouri graduate who lives in Alpharetta, Ga., near Atlanta and attended the party with his 8-year-old son, Wyatt. Each wore Missouri shirts.

    Read more: http://espn.go.com/college-sports/s...s-welcome-party-new-members-missouri-texas-am
     
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    Andy Kennedy given new deal

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    Mississippi coach Andy Kennedy has received a new four-year contract, the maximum allowed under state law.

    He will earn an overall salary of $1.8 million-plus per year. He made $1.4 million last season.
     
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    Hunter Mickelson to leave Arkansas

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    Hunter Mickelson appears to be on the verge of becoming the latest Arkansas basketball player to transfer.

    The father of the Arkansas forward said Tuesday the sophomore has asked for and been granted his release by coach Mike Anderson. Darien Mickelson said his 6-foot-10 son is waiting on a meeting with Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long to complete the transfer request.
     
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    Kentucky adds 3 more recruits

    Kentucky has added three more pieces to what's considered its greatest recruiting class with the signings of Julius Randle, Dominique Hawkins and Dakari Johnson.

    Highlighting this group are McDonald's All-Americans Randle and Johnson, both of whom are expected to improve the Wildcats' frontcourt.
     
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    Re: Kentucky adds 3 more recruits

    SEC TV Network Is Brilliant Move That Will Prove Lucrative in Short Order
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    The Southeastern Conference has completed the buy-back of its TV, digital and sponsorship rights from third parties, clearing the final hurdles to launch its TV channel with ESPN next year.

    The conference and ESPN will make a formal announcement on the yet-to-be-named SEC channel, which will launch in August 2014, at an event Tuesday in Atlanta.

    This new network will be much like the ones created by the Big Ten and Pacific 12 conferences. According to Matt Murschel of the Orlando Sentinel, "both leagues and its members have seen a big financial windfall from the network deals."

    Within the current constructs of the SEC's television deals, the schools in this conference were already raking in the cash, according to Murschel:

    The SEC's current television rights deal with ESPN and CBS pays the league $205 million annually, which breaks down to $14.6 million per school. While financial details of this new deal were not released, it's likely the payday will be much larger.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...move-that-will-prove-lucrative-in-short-order
     
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    Trevor Lacey announces he'll transfer

    Alabama sophomore Trevor Lacey will transfer from the basketball program after being granted his release by coach Anthony Grant, the school announced Tuesday.

    The 6-foot-3 shooting guard from nearby Huntsville, Ala., led the Crimson Tide in assists (115) while finishing second in points per game (11.3) and steals (51) last season.
     
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    Eli Carter to Florida

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    Former Rutgers guard Eli Carter has decided to transfer to Florida, according to a source close to the UF program. He's the second former Scarlet Knights player to join Billy Donovan's program. Mike Rosario, who left Rutgers for UF in 2010, just completed his redshirt senior season.
     
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    Re: Eli Carter to Florida

    SEC TV Network Official Announcement
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    The network will televise approximately 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men's basketball games, 60 women's basketball games, 75 baseball games, and events from across the SEC's 21 sports annually. Programming will also include studio shows, original content such as SEC Storied, spring football games, signing day and pro days coverage. Hundreds of additional live events from various sports will be offered exclusively on the digital platform. The network and its digital extensions will connect with each SEC institution and create opportunities for each school to produce and develop content.

    http://www.cbssports.com/collegefoo...otball/22183322/sec-espn-announce-sec-network
     
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    Brandon Reed leaving Ga. Tech

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    Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory says junior guard Brandon Reed plans to transfer to another school to complete his eligibility.

    Gregory said Friday that Reed will transfer after he graduates at the end of the summer term.
     
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    PG Braxton Ogbueze to Charlotte

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    Charlotte head coach Alan Major has announced that point guard Braxton Ogbueze has transferred from Florida to play for the 49ers.

    Ogbueze, who played high school basketball in Charlotte, will sit out the 2013-14 season in accordance with NCAA rules.
     
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    Will Yeguete has knee surgery

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    Florida Gators senior forward Will Yeguete underwent arthroscopic surgery Wednesday morning to clean up his right knee, the school announced.

    Yeguete had the debridement procedure at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, and his recovery is projected to take four months.
     
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    Antonio Barton transferring to Vols

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    Antonio Barton is transferring from Memphis to Tennessee.

    Barton confirmed to The Associated Press on Sunday that he had chosen Tennessee, where the guard says he thinks the Volunteers have all the pieces in place for him to play on a team that can win.
     
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    2013-14 College Basketball Conference Snapshot: SEC
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    In 2013-14, Kentucky will try to pull off a rare college basketball feat by going from national champion to NIT, then back to national champion. As our league-by-league snapshots continue into the SEC, we take a look at the teams who might make things difficult for the Wildcats next season.

    1. KENTUCKY (21-12, 12-6, NIT first round)
    Key players gone: Archie Goodwin, Julius Mays, Nerlens Noel

    Top returners: Willie Cauley-Stein, Alex Poythress, Kyle Wiltjer

    New faces: Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison, Dakari Johnson, Marcus Lee, Julius Randle, James Young (all freshmen)



    The Wildcats will be back in national title contention thanks to a recruiting class that includes six of the top 15 prospects in the 247Sports Composite Rankings. Kentucky missed out on consensus top prospect Andrew Wiggins and still finished with the nation’s top signing class. The Wildcats now have nine McDonald’s All-Americans on the roster. Even if last season went awry, John Calipari has proven he can win a title with freshmen of this caliber. The question, especially after last season, will be leadership and the contribution of the veterans.

    http://www.athlonsports.com/college-basketball/2013-14-college-basketball-sec-early-rankings
     
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    Nashville eager to be SEC's home

    If the Southeastern Conference is looking for a regular home for its men's basketball tournament, Scott Ramsey says Nashville, Tenn., is ready.

    Ramsey, president and CEO of the Nashville Sports Council, told ESPN that Nashville "would pursue it aggressively and host the tournament as many times as they will allow."

    SEC commissioner Mike Slive says league athletic directors voted unanimously to "authorize the conference to explore a primary site for the men's basketball tournament."
     
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    Trevor Lacey transferring to NC State

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    Trevor Lacey is headed to NC State.

    Alabama's second-leading scorer from a year ago confirmed to ESPN.com on Monday night that he will transfer to the ACC school and play his final two seasons after sitting out the 2013-14 campaign.
     
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    Zach Price transfers to Missouri

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    Missouri has landed yet another transfer, this time seldom-used Louisville big man Zach Price.

    Price was a highly touted center coming out of high school, but hasn't been able to get significant playing time in his two seasons with the Cardinals. He averaged 1.3 points in 7.7 minutes as a sophomore last season playing behind Gorgui Dieng, Montrezl Harrell and Stephan Van Treese.
     
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    Mississippi has indefinitely suspended guard Marshall Henderson for a violation of team rules, the school announced Wednesday.

    The suspension is a result of multiple failed drug tests, sources told ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

    Marshall Henderson needs the help of someone outside of Mississippi athletics in order to face his problems, writes Andy Katz, but will he ask for it? Blog

    Marshall Henderson has received a lot of flak for his on-court antics. Turns out, his biggest problem is what he spends his time doing off it, writes Eamonn Brennan. Blog

    Henderson's suspension has been "brewing for a few weeks," said a source with direct knowledge of the situation. The source also said Henderson can come back to the team "if" he meets certain conditions.

    http://espn.go.com/mens-college-bas...bels-indefinitely-suspends-marshall-henderson
     
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    Cuonzo Martin gets $50K raise

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    Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin is receiving a $50,000 annual raise that will increase his yearly compensation to $1.35 million.

    Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart confirmed the pay increase Thursday afternoon. The news was first reported by the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

    Martin's contract runs through the 2015-16 season.
     
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    Trae Golden transferring to Ga. Tech

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    Former Tennessee guard Trae Golden is headed home to Georgia Tech to play his final season.

    "I appreciate everything that Coach (Cuonzo) Martin and Tennessee did for me," Golden said. "I feel it's the best move for me to go home to Atlanta so I can be close to my family and help take care of my father."

    Golden, a Georgia native who averaged 12.1 points and 3.9 assists per game last season, said his father is "severely ill" and he will attempt to get a waiver from the NCAA to be able to play for the Yellow Jackets this season.

    The 6-foot-2 Golden told ESPN.com he left Tennessee in good academic standing.

    Read more http://espn.go.com/mens-college-bas...lunteers-guard-trae-golden-going-georgia-tech
     
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    Kyle Wiltjer to Gonzaga

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    Kentucky transfer Kyle Wiltjer is headed to Gonzaga, multiple sources told ESPN.com.

    The 6-foot-10 Canadian native made a visit to the school shortly before playing with the Canadian national team over the past few weeks.
     

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