DESTIN, Fla. - The 2012 Southeastern Conference Spring Meetings concluded in Destin on Friday. Here are some notes regarding decisions made in Destin this past week.
2012-13 SEC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The 2012-13 Southeastern Conference Executive Committee was elected at the SEC Spring Meetings in Destin, Fla. The committee consists of:
President - Dr. Jay Gogue (Auburn)
Vice-President - Nick Zeppos (Vanderbilt)
Secretary - Dr. Joe Fink (Kentucky)
Dr. David Gearhart (Arkansas)
Mal Moore (Alabama)
Lynda Tealer (Florida)
Dr. Steven Turner (Mississippi State)
The SEC voted to have an eight-game conference schedule with six divisional games, one permanent non-division and one rotating non-division opponent. The non-division opponents will rotate in a single-year rotation, meaning each school will play the six non-divisional opponents in the first six years and switch the sites for the following six years.
The permanent opponents for SEC football conference scheduling are: Alabama - Tennessee; Arkansas - Missouri; Auburn - Georgia; Florida - LSU; Kentucky - Mississippi State; Ole Miss - Vanderbilt; South Carolina - Texas A&M.
MEN'S BASKETBALL SCHEDULING
The SEC voted to have an 18-game conference schedule, featuring one permanent rival per school and 12 rotating opponents.
The permanent opponents for SEC men's basketball conference scheduling are: Alabama - Auburn; Arkansas - Missouri; Florida - Kentucky; Georgia - South Carolina; LSU - Texas A&M; Ole Miss - Mississippi State; Tennessee - Vanderbilt.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL SCHEDULING
The SEC voted to have a 16-game conference schedule, featuring single round-robin games with one permanent opponent and two random opponents.
The permanent opponents for SEC women's basketball conference scheduling are: Alabama - Auburn; Arkansas - Missouri; Florida - Georgia; Kentucky - South Carolina; LSU - Texas A&M; Ole Miss - Mississippi State; Tennessee - Vanderbilt.
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT FORMAT
Each tournament will increase by one day. The first day will feature games pitting the 12 vs. 13 seeds and 11 vs. 14 seeds. The bracket is as follows with seeds:
Day 1 - 12 vs. 13; 11 vs. 14
Day 2 - 8 vs. 9; 12/13 winner vs. 5; 7 vs. 10; 11/14 winner vs. 6
Day 3 - 1 vs. 8/9 winner; 4 vs. 12/13/5 winner; 2 vs. 7/10 winner; 3 vs. 11/14/6 winner
Day 4 - Semifinals
Day 5 - Finals
OTHER SEC SPRING MEETING NOTES
* - The SEC voted to change Bylaw 18.104.22.168 to state that a sport could become a league-sponsored sport if 25 percent of its membership sponsored the sport (previously 1/3) - which is a minimum of four sports. Thus, the sport of equestrian will become an SEC-sponsored sport in 2012-13. Auburn, Georgia, South Carolina and Texas A&M currently sponsor equestrian.
* - Dr. Dan Jones, Chancellor of Ole Miss, has been appointed as chair of an SEC working group to evaluate concussions in all sports.
* - SEC Commissioner Mike Slive reaffirmed the conference's support for the top four teams in a college football playoff format. He stated that the vote was unanimous among the SEC schools.