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SEC approves schedule changes in spring meetings

DESTIN, FL (SEC) - The SEC voted to have an eight-game conference football 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.

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.

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.

Each SEC basketball 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

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