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Posted Jul 12, 2008

Inside the Southeastern Conference things are moving along the ninety days of summer. Most of the football related matter is with summer drills taking place for the players. Let see what is happening:

By: BE Coleman

It is seven weeks and counting until college football kicks off for another mind melting season. Inside the Southeastern Conference things are moving along the ninety days of summer. Most of the football related matter is with summer drills taking place for the players. Let see what is happening:

Tennessee's Phillip Fulmer will hold his annual Media Golf Tourney this week with sportswriters tearing up the greens at Gettysview Country Club. The Big Orange's coach enjoys giving writers another chance to play a few rounds with the coaching staff on the course.

UT AD Mike Hamilton and the department staff are nearing the unveiling of another planned phase inside Neyland Stadium. A new stadium facade will greet college football in week three of the college season against UAB.

Georgia is selling - rather auctioning off player jersey's that were worn for both home and away games. Player names are removed from the jerseys per compliance and are not recommended suitable for wearing due to their size. The UGa jersey auctions will continue throughout the summer with a new series of the jerseys being released each Monday. Better get 'em while they last Bulldog Fans!

LSU is offering Lady Tiger Football 101 this month on the 18th. It is a one day clinic similar to Tennessee's clinic that is dedicated to women. The fee for the clinic is $75 and includes a tailgate-style dinner as well as an LSU football jersey. Commemorative clinic footballs will also be available for purchase at the clinic. Let's get that line going into Tiger Stadium ladies!

Kentucky Punter Tim Masthay holds a passion in his heart for the people of the world. Mathshay's passion has led the Murray, Ky., native on an educational and service trip to the African country of Ghana in May.

The two-week trip was sponsored by the UK Education Abroad program for approximately 10 students from UK and Prairie View A&M University.

Kenny Stabler's 3rd DUI is another black eye on the University that just saw linebacker-running back Jimmy Johns arrested earlier in the month for distribution of cocaine on campus. It was Alabama's ninth player that has been arrested for the Crimson Tide football program.

Stabler has stepped down from his duties at Crimson Tide Radio earlier this week. The problems have not lessened for coach Nick Saban in any fashion as a new prized recruit in Julio Jones, was at the center of focus for a murder trial this spring after having signed with Alabama.

The big news down in Gainesville is the 2008 student T-Shirt redesign. Students that have won the football student ticket lottery can vote for their favorite shirt. The shirt designer will win a $250 dollar cash award and a 2008 season pass for home games.

Ole Miss saw Fathers Day honored for QB Archie Manning with visits from his three sons Cooper, Peyton and Eli. The Mannings have only had four occasions to visit since the football season ended; including the wedding of Eli.

The Manning Clan will hold their annual Passing Academy beginning this week-end. If you think passing is the only thing on the agenda you are wrong. A fleet of the NFL's top receivers will there teaching players the catch techniques.

Out in the SEC west finds Arkansas is in the auction business as well. The Razorbacks are auctioning off autographed footballs signed by former greats such as Clint Stoerner, Jeff Long, Mike Nail, and Chuck Barrett along with current head coach Bobby Petrino. Minimum bid is $100. Better Hurry Hog Fans!

Vanderbilt announced new stadium and facility upgrades in May to the tune of $55 million dollars. Work was begun in the spring on the front gates of Dudley Field. A new synthetic surface is going down on the practice field for Bobby Johnson's troops. Vandy has some early season activates planned.

South Carolina's Steve Spurrier spent time in his hometown of Johnson City, Tennessee recently for his 45th high school reunion. The whimsical Spurrier was not speaking upon football alone; he was also speaking on baseball.

Spurrier was a noted baseball pitcher back in his days while growing up in Tennessee. His Johnson City High team were the states best during his time. Spurrier gave his own version of 10 maxim's while speaking at the Hilltoppers Grid-Iron Club.

The Sun Bowl, the nations second oldest bowl game has honored Carl Zander of Tennessee - Bert Jones, Tommy Cassanova and Ron Estay of LSU - Buddy McClinton of Auburn - Dana Moore, Terry Vitrino and Jimmy Webb of Mississippi State - Charles Alexander, Derrick Thomas and Cornelius Bennett of Alabama and Jim Wilson from Georgia to it's 75th Anniversary Squad.

Older Stories:
Who Is In Charge Of The Zoo?, 7-10-2008
SEC Running Backs Are Running Strong, 7-1-2008
Blog ... Tennessee Top 10 Program Wins, 6-22-2008
Nine Conference Games Makes BCS Sense, 6-10-2008

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