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UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 9:21 a.m.

Hugh Freeze’s fall at Ole Miss partially traced to Houston Nutt’s suit

Hugh Freeze replaced Houston Nutt as Mississippi’s football coach, and now Nutt is at least partially responsible for Freeze’s stunning downfall. Nutt recently filed a civil lawsuit against Ole Miss, …


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 5:24 p.m.

Hugh Freeze resigns as Ole Miss football coach after 5 seasons

Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze has resigned after five seasons, bringing a stunning end to a once-promising tenure. The school confirmed Freeze’s resignation in a release.


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 1:17 p.m.

Vols believe they can thrive amid lack of preseason acclaim

Tennessee doesn’t mind adopting an underdog mentality a year after the Volunteers failed to meet preseason expectations. The Volunteers have been picked to finish third in the Southeastern Conference Eastern …


Florida safety Marcell Harris out for season, tore Achilles tendon

Florida senior safety Marcell Harris will miss the season after tearing his right Achilles tendon during conditioning drills. It’s a significant setback for a defense already replacing seven starters. Harris …


Gregarious Ed Orgeron relishes second SEC chance at LSU

With his barrel chest and booming, gravelly voice, Ed Oregeron, LSU’s new football coach, was the star attraction on Monday at Southeastern Conference media days. With his gregarious personality, Orgeron …


Tod Palmer: Missouri’s long-term rebuild hinges on more than Michael Porter Jr.

Signing Michael Porter Jr. was a transcendent moment for Missouri men’s basketball.


SEC probes rental home values in private-equity bond deals

U.S. securities regulators are investigating whether bonds backed by single-family rental homes and sold by Wall Street’s biggest residential landlords used overvalued property assessments.


Players look to fill SEC holes after mass NFL draft exodus

After having 53 players drafted to lead all conferences for an 11th straight year, SEC schools have plenty of holes to fill as teams get ready for the upcoming season.


UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 4:32 p.m.

SEC nominee faces tough questions on Wall Street connections

For years, Jay Clayton has helped Wall Street weather run-ins with its regulators. On Thursday, he told lawmakers that he should be the one to regulate them.


Trump to pick deals lawyer Clayton to lead Wall Street cop

President-elect Donald Trump will pick Sullivan & Cromwell partner Jay Clayton to run the Securities and Exchange Commission, positioning a top lawyer to banks and hedge funds to lead Wall …


United Airlines settles with SEC for reviving route that benefited public official

United Airlines’ parent company has agreed to pay a $2.4 million penalty for reinstating a money-losing route that gave a public official easier access to his vacation home.


United Airlines will pay $2.4 million to settle with SEC

The parent company of United Airlines will pay $2.4 million to settle civil charges by securities regulators over flights that were started to help an official who oversaw one of …


Around the nation: Navy gets rare win vs Irish

Will Worth ran for 175 yards and two touchdowns, his ninth consecutive game with a rushing score, and Navy beat Notre Dame 28-27 in Jacksonville, Florida, in the nation’s longest-running …


Wells Fargo says SEC is investigating accounts scandal

Wells Fargo & Co. confirmed Thursday that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has joined the growing number of state and federal agencies investigating the company’s sham-accounts scandal.


LSU-Florida gets rescheduled for Nov. 19 in Baton Rouge

LSU and 18th-ranked Florida will play after all this season, albeit in a different state than originally scheduled, which didn’t leave the Gators entirely happy with the solution.


Yahoo should face SEC probe over breach, senator says

Yahoo Inc. should face a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into whether the Internet media company properly informed investors and the public about a massive data breach that it confirmed …


SEC clears path for Smith’s transfer from Alabama to Georgia

The Southeastern Conference on Friday cleared the path for former Alabama defensive back


Volunteers’ football-first approach has Couch Slouch outraged

The good folks at the University of Tennessee – Motto: “Football Is First, Felonies Are Secondary” – made a two-pronged announcement last week that sent Couch Slouch into an offseason …


SEC may ease burden of company reports

Four times a year there’s a kind of parade on Wall Street: Companies announce their quarterly earnings, all in a row, with the banks first, then the tech companies, and …


Las Vegas Sands antes $9M to settle corruption case with SEC

Las Vegas Sands is paying a $9 million fine to settle a regulatory investigation that painted an unflattering picture of the casino owner’s expansion into a gambling mecca in China.


SEC accuses Oregon firm of running Ponzi scheme

PORTLAND – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has sued an Oregon company and its top executives on accusations they operated a $350 million Ponzi scheme. The SEC says executives …


Notre Dame’s experience overcomes Duke’s youth in ACC quarterfinals

All season, Mike Krzyzewski’s Duke has been playing youngsters, keeping its rotation tight and figuring out ways to score a lot – and, of course, win more often than not.


Rhode Island, Wells Fargo charged with fraud for 38 Studios deal

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday charged Rhode Island’s economic development agency and Wells Fargo with defrauding investors for the state’s disastrous $75 million deal with 38 Studios, …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 1:34 p.m.

Boeing stock plunges on report of SEC accounting probe

Shares of the Boeing Co. plummeted Thursday morning after a report said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the aircraft manufacturer’s accounting.


SEC richest conference

The powerful Southeastern Conference is now the NCAA’s richest league. Thanks to the successful debut of the SEC Network, the conference generated an NCAA-record $455.8 million in revenue in 2014-15. …


No. 3 Mississippi St. tops No. 2 Auburn

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen grinned broadly as he walked off the field, pumping his fist with one arm while holding his daughter Breelyn in the other. …


No. 13 Georgia suspends RB Todd Gurley indefinitely

ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia star tailback Todd Gurley was suspended indefinitely on Thursday while the school investigates an alleged violation of NCAA rules. The stunning announcement came two days before …


SEC lands DirecTV

DirecTV has reached a deal with ESPN to carry the SEC Network when it launches. The announced agreement Monday means the network will be available in 87 million households when …


Commentary: New SEC Network brings you Tim Tebow, Johnny Cash and religious imagery

HOOVER, Ala. – What’s bigger: The first coming of the SEC Network or the second coming of Jesus Christ? Musically speaking, leave it to the otherworldly Southeastern Conference to compare …


G&T Grip on Sports: SEC sets agenda for rest of FBS

Friday: How big has football become in this country? So big it dominates the sports news in early May, when the NBA is having its playoffs, baseball is up and …