TV changes due for bigger SEC

TUBE SEC-CESSThe three highest-rated games during college football's 2011 regular season were matchups of SEC teams:

The Southeastern Conference's new-look football schedule for 2012 may result in the end of a television staple.

Florida and Tennessee have met every year on CBS since the network became the primary broadcaster of SEC games in 1996, but that matchup has stout company this year because of the juggling that occurred when Texas A&M and Missouri joined the league. The Gators and Volunteers are playing in Knoxville on Sept. 15, which is the same day Alabama and Arkansas will vie in Fayetteville.

"Normally you don't have that kind of selection on that day because Alabama and Arkansas in past schedules has been a week later," CBS Sports executive vice president Mike Aresco said.