The SEC Player of the Year is Anthony Davis. The SEC Freshman of the Year is Anthony Davis. The SEC Defensive Player of the Year is Anthony Davis. In fact, Kentucky won all but one of the individual awards with John Calipari taking Coach of the Year and Darius Miller winning Sixth Man of the Year. The one interloper was Florida's Patric Young, the SEC's Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Hit the link to see the All-SEC teams.
In a part of a long interview, Kentucky's head coach predicts that the NCAA won't oversee the top four power conferences anymore by the time his coaching career ends. Take it with a grain of salt given his, uh, contentious relationship with college athletics' overseeing body, but it's not often you hear someone inside the system make that kind of prediction. He also is not only in favor of the NCAA's overridden $2000 stipend, but would have doubled it because he sees it as player expense relief rather than pay-for-play.
Alabama is looking like a lock, Mississippi State is still in, and Tennessee is still out. For now, that is. The good news is that Princeton's win over Penn last night gave potential at large Harvard the Ivy League auto bid. We really haven't had any blatant bid thieves yet this year, which is a good thing for teams like MSU and especially UT.
Missouri has started its first spring practice as an SEC team. Here's a little capsule to get you caught up to speed on our new conference brethren from the Show-Me State.
Inadvertent pocket dialing made up a full third of Florida's 12 secondary violation reports since last April. Take that, Georgia! Your dominance in this category of piddling NCAA transgressions is at an end!
We certainly don't cover the pro football league here, but when quite possibly the best SEC quarterback never to win a Heisman Trophy leaves the only team he's ever played for, that's news.
That's all you need to know as to whether you need to click the link or not. But it's adorable. (via SI.com)