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SEC Spring Meeting Notes



June 1, 2012


The Southeastern Conference will distribute approximately
$241.5 million to the 12 league institutions in the revenue sharing
plan for the 2011-12 fiscal year, which ends Aug. 31, 2012, according
to league commissioner Mike Slive.

The $241.5 million is the highest total ever distributed in SEC history and represents . ..8 percent increase from the $219.9 million distributed to the schools in 2010-11.

The revenue sharing plans include money generated by football television, bowls, the SEC Football Championship, basketball television, the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament and NCAA Championships.

Broken down by categories and rounded off, the $241.5 million was derived from $116.6 million from football television, $34.2 million from bowls, $15.3 million from the SEC Football Championship, $31.2 million from basketball television, $4.9 million from the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament, $24.9 million from NCAA Championships and $14.4 million in a supplemental distribution.

The average amount distributed to each school was $20.1 million.

Not included in the $241.5 million was $12.8 million retained by the institutions participating in bowls and $816,000 divided among all 12 institutions by the NCAA for academic enhancement.

Revenues derived by the institutions from its local media packages as well as from other conference initiatives are not included in the total amount.

Other yearly money distributions, since 1980, are as follows: 1980 ($4.1 million); 1981 ($5.57 million); 1982 ($7.24 million); 1983 ($9.53 million); 1984 ($18.4 million); 1985 ($9.34 million); 1986 ($13.1 million); 1987 ($13.56 million); 1988 ($14.34 million); 1989 ($13.85 million); 1990 ($16.3 million); 1991 ($20.6 million); 1992 ($27.7 million); 1993 ($34.34 million); 1994 ($34.36 million); 1995 ($40.3 million); 1996 ($45.5 million); 1997 ($58.9 million); 1998 ($61.2 million); 1999 ($68.5 million); 2000 ($73.2 million); 2001 ($78.1 million); 2002 ($95.7 million); 2003 ($101.9 million); 2004 ($108.8 million); 2005 ($110.7 million); 2006 ($116.1 million); 2007 ($122.0 million); 2008 ($127.6 million); 2009 ($132.5 million); 2010 ($209.0 million); 2011 ($219.9 million); 2012 ($241.5 million)

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 (South Carolina)
Dr. David Gearhart (Arkansas)
Mal Moore (Alabama)
Lynda Tealer (Florida)
Dr. Steven Turner (Mississippi State)

FOOTBALL SCHEDULING
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 . . 12 vs. 13; 11 vs. 14
Day . . 8 vs. 9; 12/13 winner vs. 5; 7 vs. 10; 11/14 winner vs. 6
Day . . 1 vs. 8/9 winner; 4 vs. 12/13/5 winner; 2 vs. 7/10 winner; 3 vs. 11/14/6 winner
Day . . Semifinals
Day . . Finals

SEC NOMINEES FOR NCAA WOMAN OF THE YEAR
DESTIN, FL (June 1, 2012) - Alabama golfer Brooke Pancake and Tennessee basketball player Glory Johnson have been selected by the Southeastern Conference Senior Woman Administrators as the SEC's nominees for the 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, the conference announced on Friday.

The NCAA asks each conference to submit nominees, which are then paired down to 30 - 10 from each NCAA division - by a selection committee. The committee then chooses three finalists from each division. From the nine finalists, the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics selects the Woman of the Year.

"Brooke and Glory are great examples of the ideal student-athlete," said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. "They, as well as all of our nominees, work hard in their respective sports, their studies and in their communities. Each succeeds at the highest level in all phases, and we are proud to recognize them and their achievements."

Pancake helped lead the Crimson Tide to the 2012 NCAA Women's Golf National Championship. In the process, she finished runner-up in the individual competition. She was named first-team National Golf Coaches Association first-team All-American. She is a three-time All-American, twice garnering first-team honors. She is a three-time NGCA Scholar-Athlete and won the 2011 Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award for the All-American with the highest GPA. She was an Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2011 (2012 team to be announced on June 7).

Johnson finished her Lady Vol career as first-team All-SEC in 2011-12 after leading the conference in rebounds, ranking fifth in scoring and 7th in blocked shots. She was the SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 2011-12 and is just the fourth Lady Vol ever to eclipse 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds in a career. She was also first-team All-SEC in 2010-11 and finished her career as the school's second leading career rebounder. She received her B.A. in interdisciplinary studies at UT in just three years.

Now in its 22nd year, the NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in academic achievement, athletics excellence, community service and leadership.

To be eligible for the award, a female student-athlete must have completed intercollegiate eligibility in her primary sport by the end of the 2012 spring season, graduated no later than the end of the summer 2012 term and achieved a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.5.

Along with Pancake and Johnson, the following student-athletes were nominated by SEC institutions: Jaime Pisani, Arkansas (gymnastics); Katy Frierson, Auburn (soccer); Michelle Moultrie, Florida (softball); Wendy Trott, Georgia (swimming & diving); Ann Armes, Kentucky (volleyball); Keyla Snowden, Kentucky (basketball); Brittany Mack, LSU (softball); Meredith Snow, Ole Miss (soccer); Regina Thomas, Ole Miss (volleyball); Katie Burnett, South Carolina (golf); Natalie Pluskota, Tennessee (tennis); and, Marina Alex, Vanderbilt (golf).

In its 21 year history, the SEC has had six previous NCAA Woman of the Year honorees. The lastest recipient was Tennessee basketball player Niki Anosike. The first SEC recipient was Tennessee swimmer Catherine Byrne in 1992. Other SEC recipients include Georgia swimmer Lisa Ann Coole (1997), Georgia swimmer Kristy Kowal (2000), Georgia swimmer Kim Black (2001) and Tennessee diver Lauryn McCalley (2005).

OTHER SEC SPRING MEETING NOTES
. . The SEC voted to change Bylaw 30.22.1.1 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.

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