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Eight Southeastern Conference basketball teams have attempted to defeat Florida this season, and eight have failed.

Georgia picked up the 19th football commitment for its 2014 signing class Monday: cornerback Shaquille Jones of Palm Beach, Fla.

ALABAMA — The Crimson Tide landed Marlon Humphrey, the nation's No. 1 cornerback according to, last Wednesday but could not prevent defensive tackle Matt Elam from choosing home-state Kentucky on Thursday.

After snow and ice paralyzed parts of the South last week, perhaps it's best that college football recruiting's drama has been minimized this year.

It's not every day a touted football prospect picks Kentucky over Alabama, but it happened Thursday.

Alabama turned to its past to build for its future Wednesday afternoon, picking up a commitment from five-star cornerback Marlon Humphrey.

With one week remaining until college football's national signing day, there is still time for a surprise decision or two among the nation's top prep prospects.

Georgia on Tuesday announced the hiring of Tracy Rocker as defensive line coach.

Vanderbilt's basketball program can relate to the early scenes of "Hoosiers," when simply finding enough players to practice was challenge enough.

Alabama may have found its quarterback of the immediate future while losing a potential quarterback of the distant future in the same weekend.

Three weeks ago, East Hamilton cornerback Tre Herndon was among 20 Vanderbilt commitments in a Commodores class expected to rank among the top 25 nationally.

Tracy Rocker, who was an All-America defensive tackle at Auburn and an assistant coach on Auburn's 2010 national championship team, is expected to be Georgia's new defensive line coach.

ALABAMA — Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said this past week at the Senior Bowl that this year's class would contain just one or two more prospects.

New Vanderbilt football coach Derek Mason announced seven assistant coaches Friday, including Karl Dorrell as his offensive coordinator and David Kotulski as his defensive coordinator.

Engel Stadium officials are excited about hosting the 2014 Southern League Home Run Derby, and they insist the historic facility will be ready.

The Southern League All-Star Game will be held at AT&T Field in June, but the league's Home Run Derby has been set for historic Engel Stadium.

South Alabama defensive coordinator Kevin Sherrer, who has played and coached with new Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, is expected to join the defensive staff of the Bulldogs.

New Finley Stadium executive director Paul Smith said Tuesday that the time has come to explore the opportunity of taking over alcohol sales at the 20,668-seat facility.

New Finley Stadium executive director Paul Smith believes it's time to explore more alcohol sales at the 20,668-seat facility, including the possibility at UTC football games.

College basketball is about peaking in March, but the Florida Gators definitely have January covered.

Georgia picked up the 17th football commitment for its 2014 signing class Monday when receiver Rico Johnson made a nonbinding pledge.

Cornerback Tony Brown, one of eight early enrollees in Alabama's heralded 2014 signing class, was arrested Saturday night in Tuscaloosa.

Cedartown High School football coach Scott Hendrix has a favorite Nick Chubb story, and it does not involve any carries or yards by the talented tailback.

ALABAMA — As many as 15 Crimson Tide commitments were scheduled to make their official visits this weekend, with Rashaan Evans (6-3, 218) of Auburn, Ala., and Matt Elam (6-6, 325) of Elizabethton, Ky., the notable uncommitted prospects. Evans is the nation's No. 4 outside linebacker according to and is an Auburn-Alabama battle, while Elam is the No. 26 defensive tackle and is choosing between Alabama and Kentucky.

Georgia is having to replace its entire defensive staff, and that is a rarity.

Louisville introduced Todd Grantham as its new defensive coordinator Thursday, while one of Grantham's former players at Georgia was in a negative light again.

Georgia football coach Mark Richt has been known to leave a lasting impression.

The race to become Alabama's next quarterback has decreased by one competitor for new Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin.

Georgia football coach Mark Richt has been known to leave a lasting impression.

Texas A&M's talented tandem of quarterback Johnny Manziel and receiver Mike Evans are forgoing their final two seasons of college eligibililty for the National Football League, but not everybody is leaving the high-powered Aggies.

Georgia moved quickly and impressively in searching for its next defensive coordinator.

Georgia is expected to announce Jeremy Pruitt as its new defensive coordinator.

Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari likes what he sees in freshman forward Julius Randle.

Bo Davis isn't the first coach to rejoin Nick Saban's football staff at Alabama.

Georgia football coach Mark Richt has gone shopping for his fourth defensive coordinator.

Alabama lost its extensive grip on college football this past season with its stunning loss at Auburn and its surprise defeat against Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl.

Vanderbilt University is looking for a new football coach, and it's an opening that never has been more attractive.

One of the more unimaginable scenarios in Southeastern Conference football has occurred.

After rushing for 499 yards in his last two games, Auburn tailback Tre Mason is rushing to the NFL.

The University of Georgia football program announced Thursday night that secondary coach Scott Lakatos resigned for personal reasons.

After placing just three teams in the 2013 NCAA basketball tournament, the Southeastern Conference had nowhere to go but up.

The Georgia Bulldogs spent much of their 2013 football season watching offensive player after offensive player leave the field with injuries.

Multiple media outlets were reporting Wednesday night that Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier is leaving the Crimson Tide for the same position at Michigan.

The Auburn Tigers became the most exciting 60-minute team in college football this season, but they could hold the label for only 59 minutes Monday night.

South Carolina's football team must replace its leading receiver next season following Bruce Ellington's announcement last Friday that he would forgo his final year to focus on the NFL draft.

There has been no shortage of upsets during college football's bowl season, and the Auburn Tigers are hoping there is one more in store.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Nine wins are suddenly the norm for Vanderbilt football, but can the Commodores keep the architect?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Vanderbilt senior receiver Jordan Matthews ended his college career in typical fashion, going over 100 yards and making a difference.

Seated alongside coach Nick Saban early Friday morning at a Sugar Bowl news conference, Alabama fifth-year senior quarterback AJ McCarron took the blame for the Crimson Tide's surprising 45-31 loss to Oklahoma.

The eighth BBVA Compass Bowl will receive national attention like never before, thanks entirely to James Franklin.

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