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6.04.2010

Mike Slive speaks

Hey everyone. The SEC commissioner is speaking in Sandestin.

Here is what he's discussing:

* The annual distribution is an average of $17.4 million per this year. That's a 57% increase in one year. That's a pool of $209 million.

*Reseeding the basketball tournament: ``That came up through the basketball coaches. They had discussed the current process and maybe a single division. They wanted to continue to study it. At least for the coming year, there will be no change."

* League approved a "modification" ... recognizing the tradition at Mississippi State and will provide the opportunity for the use of cowbells at Mississippi State so long as they're used at the appropriate time."

* There is no change in the main rule. The only change is a recognition of MSU's tradition and only at their stadium and only at a appropriate times. It will be revisited by the league next year. ``If it doesn't work, the league would re-consider going back to the original."

* Penalty for non-compliance?: ``You don't penalize people unless it's in the rule book." (It's not.)

* Fine 'em for non-compliance?: ``There's a sunset. If it doesn't work, then we'll go back to the ban of artificial noisemakers."

* Expansion: ``We discussed it as you would expect us to discuss it. There's nothing more I can add to that."

* ``It is not unusual, in these kinds of contracts, for there to be a provision that if the ... league changes, to be able to sit down and talk about that with your telecast partner."

* SEC dues are $50 per year.

* Voting for expansion, if it comes to that, requires the support of nine conference presidents.

* Is sixteen teams too many for a league? (That's what the Pac-10 is discussing?) "That's a lot of teams to administer. What impact would that have nationally? I don't know. That's highly speculative. There apparently is a lot of talk in the media of superconferences. That's a concept that comes more from the outside than the people who do the work like we do. I've never heard of a need or a drive to get a bunch of superconferences."

* On moving tournaments from their current locations: They have one year to go in Hoover. Then the contract runs out. "Hoover does a terrific job." He said the SEC still will explore alternatives and will bring different scenarios to the ADs for a vote during the fall.

* He said Hoover is "part of the fabric" of SEC baseball.

* Football? ``The game is extraordinarily successful in Atlanta. We have no intention of moving it out of Atlanta."

* On the disbursement: Slive noted that the ESPN/CBS deal allows schools to have control over their local multimedia packages. The Big Ten Network annexed all that business. As for SEC schools getting the ESPN/CBS money and being able to keep their own multimedia money, he said: ``If you add it all up, the total is really quite substantial."

* No more than three or four off-week scenarios for schools will be permitted beginning in 2011. (In relation to Alabama's schedule.)

* On finding a remedy for Alabama's schedule situation: ``As long as people are still willing to help us with it, we're willing to work with it."

* The SEC officially opposes an early signing period in football. ``Our coaches oppose it, our ADs oppose it and the presidents oppose it."

* Back to expansion: "Strategic and thoughtful could mean doing nothing ... no matter what anybody else does. It could mean doing something. It's just designed to say that we have maximum flexibility as to how we approach this issue."

* Back to disbursement, will it rise: "For the foreseeable future, it's approximately the same."

* "It's an extraordinary growth. It's gratifying to see the changes."

* Expansion again: "We're very comfortable with where we are now. If nothing happened, we'd be very comfortable with where we are."

* "I'm not going to discuss any other aspect of expansion."

* Unified drug policy? They have talked about that before, though not at these meetings. "It did not get traction. Everybody has their own (policy)."

* That's a wrap.

30 Comments:

Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

JGT Substance from the Com'ish.....

1:37 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Hate said...

In re Jay Jacobs ...

Some would say it shows weakness to help out a neighbor. I say it was a gesture that cost nothing but meant a great deal to an institution that might be inclined to repay a favor down the road.

My real theory: Jay likes Scott Stricklin, former AU assistant SID, now State AD.

1:40 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

The SEC needs to be a leader instead of a follower. Kick Vandy, Kentucky, MSU, and Ole Nutt out of the conference and establish a elite football conference.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Man, thread jubilee today!

1:40 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I have read where the baseball game tonight is sold out. Any chance of the ingrates sucking up to Josh Moon and getting him to live blog it?

1:41 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I love thread happy days!

1:42 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I almost never have much cash in my wallet, but today I happen to have enough to pay my SEC dues. I will need to get started on recruiting my football team for next year. We will, of course, throw the game against AU.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

JayGT - Who is translating it from Sandestin to English? I don't doubt you speak Sandestin, but I doubt all the other people in attendance do.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

SFC, auburntigers.com will have a live blog. In fact, they are live-blogging USM/Clempson right now. USM is now taking infield.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

So, What is Auburn's take home after the local multimedia contracts are factored in?

1:49 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

They hired some Sandestnistas as translators. It was a very controversial move, but necessary.

1:49 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I'm very surprised that the Football coaches oppose a potential early signing period for football. Recruiting has changed a lot in the last 5 years, and an early signing period makes way more sense now than it would have then. I put money on an early signing period at some point in the future.

1:54 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Le student would not get up early to buy tickets so after lunch he purchased two terrace tickets. So we are in but where is another question. Is it going to rain?

1:58 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

WEG,
I sure hope it doesn't rain. We got tickets in the reserved section, but I have no idea where. Tyler got a sweetie to get up and get in line at 8 am to get us tickets. I really wish he would marry her. :) Guess we will find out where our seats are when we get to AU. NO RAIN, NO RAIN! Do you think that will help if I say it all afternoon?

2:02 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (CAM-"Da Man") said...

Hotties you can view the Auburn Game free here when its time:
Auburn vs Jacksonville State Game!

2:02 PM  
Blogger Lt. scottie b Aldo Rain said...

who needs Moon? we've got WEG & Cincy to live-blog for us.

2:03 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Jay,
You need to go in the prediction business. You came dang close to the pay out amount. Good job. And good job on the articles also.

2:03 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Except cincy is old technology and doesn't have a phone with internet access. :(

2:05 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Just copied this from the AU website:

None of the Auburn regional games are on TV, but can be seen online by clicking the Live Video link on the regional central page. All Super Regional games will be on the ESPN family of networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU)
http://auburntigers.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/2010-m-basebl-ncaa.html

2:05 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Sorry, No I-Phone or Blackberry to blog with or even texting....very behind the times. I only tweet when on the computer...how lame is that!
Cincy, yeah its harder to get boys up or even to understand what it is you are asking of them.

2:05 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

I just know there are other Hotties out there that are going to be at the game and can help out!

2:06 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Thanks for the viewing links Mobilz and Choco.

2:11 PM  
Blogger Lt. scottie b Aldo Rain said...

yup, thanks for the links.

i'll be working tonite with no computer access. i'll be able to check my ipod for habotn updates, though. i'm sure some hottie will relay the good info.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Clemson leading USM 1-0. Still batting in bottom of 1st.

2:16 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

so, if I pay $50 to join the SEC, can I get a good discount with Verizon wireless?

2:18 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

2-0 Clemson after 1.

2:19 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

My bro-in-law is texting me updates from the game. I just got this jewel:

S Miss sux

2:35 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

No Favre sighting.

2:41 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I'm still a bit peeved at Jay G. for not being omnipresent.

2:46 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

New thread UPZ.

3:01 PM  

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