SEC's lunchtime links
May, 27, 2014
By David Ching | ESPN.com
SEC teams are still alive in NCAA tournaments in several sports, perhaps most notably the five teams from the conference that were awarded NCAA baseball regionals over the weekend. But this is also one of the most important times of the year for money distribution and agenda setting within the league. We'll start today's links there, as the league's power players convene in Destin, Fla.
- The SEC's annual spring meetings start today in Destin. AL.com's Michael Casagrande takes a look at some of the issues the league faces.
- Speaking of the SEC meetings, the Chattanooga Times-Free Press' David Paschall weighs in on how major-conference governance should be a major topic this week in Destin.
- Nearly a year after taking over as LSU's president, F. King Alexander discusses some of the issues facing his school and college athletics with The Advocate's Scott Rabalais.
- With four verbal commitments already in May, South Carolina is now up to 11 players in its 2015 recruiting class. Here are five storylines to watch on the recruiting front for Steve Spurrier's Gamecocks.
- CBS announced its picks for some of the SEC football games this fall. Among the games now set to air on CBS are Georgia-South Carolina on Sept. 13, Georgia-Florida on Nov. 1 and Arkansas-Missouri on Nov. 28.
- With many Auburn signees arriving on campus for the summer session, new freshman Kalvaraz Bessent is embracing his probationary status (following an offseason arrest) as a means to prove himself to his new coaches.
- After in-state tight end prospect Hale Hentges committed to Alabama on Sunday night, the Columbia Daily Tribune's David Morrison decided to take a look at how effectively Missouri recruits its own state.
- Following a recruiting tug-of-war between multiple schools -- most notably Auburn and Alabama -- linebacker Rashaan Evans reflects on his crazy recruitment on the eve of enrolling in Tuscaloosa.
12:00 PM ET Florida Tennessee 12:00 PM ET 6 Texas A&M 12 Mississippi State 3:30 PM ET 3 Alabama 11 Ole Miss 4:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 13 Georgia 7:00 PM ET 15 LSU 5 Auburn 7:30 PM ET South Carolina Kentucky