SEC announces 2012 conference schedules

SEC announces 2012 conference schedules

December 28th, 2011 by David Paschall in Sports - College

The Southeastern Conference this morning announced its 14-team conference schedule for the 2012 season.

Head-to-head games between SEC teams have been scheduled for every week of the season, beginning Thursday, Aug. 30, when South Carolina visits Vanderbilt. The two newest members, Missouri and Texas A&M, will kick off their conference schedules Sept. 8, when the Tigers host Georgia and the Aggies host Florida.

The 2012 schedule, which contains a team playing the six members within its division, one permanent member from the opposite division and one other member from the opposite division, is not based on any previous or future scheduling formats. SEC athletic directors will convene at the spring meetings to begin formulating scheduling principles for the 2013 season and beyond.

"The SEC transition team and our athletic directors did a great job with significant logistical challenges in a short time frame in developing the 2012 football conference schedule," league commissioner Mike Slive said in a release. "The ability to come together for the conference is what makes the SEC so strong and that was evident yet again in this process."

One talking point sure to emerge involves the schedules of Georgia and South Carolina, which finished first and second in this season's SEC East race. Georgia's random opponent from the West next season is Ole Miss, which went 2-10 this year, while South Carolina's is LSU, which is 13-0 and playing Alabama for the BCS championship.

Georgia played at Ole Miss last season and was scheduled to play at Alabama next year. South Carolina's two West foes next year will be Arkansas and LSU.

For more information, read Thursday's Times Free Press

2012 SEC Team-by-Team Schedule

(Conference Games Only)

ALABAMA

Sept. 15 at Arkansas

Sept. 29 OLE MISS

Oct. 13 at Missouri

Oct. 20 at Tennessee

Oct. 27 MISSISSIPPI STATE

Nov. 3 at LSU

Nov. 10 TEXAS A&M

Nov. 24 AUBURN

ARKANSAS

Sept. 15 ALABAMA

Sept. 29 vs. Texas A&M

Oct. 6 at Auburn

Oct. 13 KENTUCKY

Oct. 27 OLE MISS

Nov. 10 at South Carolina

Nov. 17 at Mississippi State

Nov. 24 LSU

AUBURN

Sept. 8 at Mississippi State

Sept. 22 LSU

Oct. 6 ARKANSAS

Oct. 13 at Ole Miss

Oct. 20 at Vanderbilt

Oct. 27 TEXAS A&M

Nov. 10 GEORGIA

Nov. 24 at Alabama

FLORIDA

Sept. 8 at Texas A&M

Sept. 15 at Tennessee

Sept. 22 KENTUCKY

Oct. 6 LSU

Oct. 13 at Vanderbilt

Oct. 20 SOUTH CAROLINA

Oct. 27 vs. Georgia (Jacksonville)

Nov. 3 MISSOURI

GEORGIA

Sept. 8 at Missouri

Sept. 22 VANDERBILT

Sept. 29 TENNESSEE

Oct. 6 at South Carolina

Oct. 20 at Kentucky

Oct. 27 vs. Florida (Jacksonville)

Nov. 3 OLE MISS

Nov. 10 at Auburn

KENTUCKY

Sept. 22 at Florida

Sept. 29 SOUTH CAROLINA

Oct. 6 MISSISSIPPI STATE

Oct. 13 at Arkansas

Oct. 20 GEORGIA

Oct. 27 at Missouri

Nov. 3 VANDERBILT

Nov. 24 at Tennessee

LSU

Sept. 22 at Auburn

Oct. 6 at Florida

Oct. 13 SOUTH CAROLINA

Oct. 20 at Texas A&M

Nov. 3 ALABAMA

Nov. 10 MISSISSIPPI STATE

Nov. 17 OLE MISS

Nov. 24 at Arkansas

OLE MISS

Sept. 29 at Alabama

Oct. 6 TEXAS A&M

Oct. 13 AUBURN

Oct. 27 at Arkansas

Nov. 3 at Georgia

Nov. 10 VANDERBILT

Nov. 17 at LSU

Nov. 24 MISSISSIPPI STATE

MISSISSIPPI STATE

Sept. 8 AUBURN

Oct. 6 at Kentucky

Oct. 13 TENNESSEE

Oct. 27 at Alabama

Nov. 3 TEXAS A&M

Nov. 10 at LSU

Nov. 17 ARKANSAS

Nov. 24 at Ole Miss

MISSOURI

Sept. 8 GEORGIA

Sept. 22 at South Carolina

Oct. 6 VANDERBILT

Oct. 13 ALABAMA

Oct. 27 KENTUCKY

Nov. 3 at Florida

Nov. 10 at Tennessee

Nov. 24 at Texas A&M

SOUTH CAROLINA

Aug. 30 at Vanderbilt

Sept. 22 MISSOURI

Sept. 29 at Kentucky

Oct. 6 GEORGIA

Oct. 13 at LSU

Oct. 20 at Florida

Oct. 27 TENNESSEE

Nov. 10 ARKANSAS

TENNESSEE

Sept. 15 FLORIDA

Sept. 29 at Georgia

Oct. 13 at Mississippi State

Oct. 20 ALABAMA

Oct. 27 at South Carolina

Nov. 10 MISSOURI

Nov. 17 at Vanderbilt

Nov. 24 KENTUCKY

TEXAS A&M

Sept. 8 FLORIDA

Sept. 29 vs. Arkansas

Oct. 6 at Ole Miss

Oct. 20 LSU

Oct. 27 at Auburn

Nov. 3 at Mississippi State

Nov. 10 at Alabama

Nov. 24 MISSOURI

VANDERBILT

Aug. 30 SOUTH CAROLINA

Sept. 22 at Georgia

Oct. 6 at Missouri

Oct. 13 FLORIDA

Oct. 20 AUBURN

Nov. 3 at Kentucky

Nov. 10 at Ole Miss

Nov. 17 TENNESSEE