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SEC Top 10 Stories of 2012: From Vanderbilt and Ole Miss' Bowls to Bobby Petrino's Motorcycle Ride

It was a busy year in the SEC in 2012, beginning with the rematch and finishing with the conference gunning for its seventh straight national title. In between were achievements in baseball and basketball as well as one of the most spectacular implosions by a head coach in college football history. Which stories made the cut?

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Top 10 Stories of '12: (1) Bobby Petrino Rides Off

You knew it was coming somewhere on the list. The top story in the SEC in 2012 was the scandal that shook the Arkansas athletics department and ended a rising star's promising coaching career in the SEC

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Top 10 Stories of '12: (2) TAMU, Missouri Debut

Very little about Missouri and Texas A&M's first year in the conference turned out as most of us expected it to. In a way, that makes them perfect additions

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Top Stories of '12: (3) Pat Summitt Retires

One of the greatest coaches in the history of sports called it a career in 2012.

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Top 10 Stories of '12: (4) Rising Tide

The Tide had a great calendar year -- and not just on the football field. The only question is how long the streak will last

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Top 10 Stories of '12: (5) Kentucky Wins the TItle

John Calipari's national championship at Kentucky went from an inevitability to an actuality in 2012.

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Top 10 Stories of '12: (6) Bad Winter for Coaches

It was a rough year for the head guys at three of the league's charter members, as each was fired at the end of the 2012 season. What happened next for one of those programs was bizarre

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Top 10 Stories of '12: (7) Marcus Lattimore Down

The final season for one of the conference's best backs ended as the second one had -- in injury. What might Lattimore have done if he hadn't lost games in his final two years?

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Top 10 Stories of '12: (8) Mathieu's Saga

The small guy who made big plays was a major story in the SEC despite playing all of one game in the calendar year.

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Top 10 Stories of '12: (9) S. Carolina, UK Suprise

In their own ways, both the Gamecocks and the Wildcats shocked us in 2012 in baseball. Neither ended up with the national title when it was over

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SEC Stories of 2012: (10) Vandy, Ole Miss Bowling

When Vanderbilt beat Ole Miss in November, it looked like only one of them would be playing into December. So what does it mean that both of them are?

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