Published June 4, 2012 - 3:45am
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SEC announced last Friday that each member institution right now get $20.1 million in payouts. This is what all 12 institutions receive before Texas A&M and Missouri get a piece of the pie starting in ’12 and beyond. Based on SEC distribution that has been announced, the league would have to add another $40 million to account for the two additional members to keep the payout at $20.1 million. [AL]
The SEC amended a slight rule about being able to host recruits at a neutral site, if you are the home team. In this case, when Florida and Georgia square off every year in Jacksonville, the home team will be able to provide tickets for recruits to the game. This also holds true for Arkansas to host recruits when they take on Texas A&M at Jerry World in a couple of years – that game will be played at each campus until then. [Arkansas Sports 360]
The Auburn-Georgia rivalry will live on. With the adoption of the 6-1-1 scheduling model, this rivalry is indeed preserved for future battles. Both UGA and Auburn were slightly worried this game would be no more. Also, LSU-Florida and Tennessee-Alabama rivalries will continue as well with no further worry, unless the conference expands to 16 teams. [AJC]
SEC presidents will examine drug policies moving forward. This will be talked about more in the October meeting when it will be an agenda item. “As a conference we decided we want to educate ourselves a little bit more about what every university does,” South Carolina president Harris Pastides said, “and then someday if we believe we want to make it more standardized — but I want to be clear there was no decision to standardize what they do and what we do has to be the same. There was some discussion about that.” [Dog Bytes']
Michigan State long snapper says he is going to transfer to Tennessee. Matt Giampapa from Jackson, Tennessee, says via Twitter that he will transfer from State to Tennessee this year. He was previously suspended for the Outback Bowl last year. He said on his Twitter account, “So glad to be a Volunteer.” [Go Vols Extra]