1986 SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Schedules Available al SEC Commissioner's Office: 900 Central Banh Building, Birmingham. AL 35233
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1986 Official SEC football Record Book
The SEC Football Record Booh, voted best in the nation in 1983 and 1984. is available to all interested sports fans. The book includes schedules, rosters and other information about the 10 SEC schools plus statistics, all time records and history of the nation's most competitive football conference.
for your copy mail a check or money order for $7.00 (which covers mailing and handling costsl to: SEC Office
Football Record Book 900 Central Bank Building Birmingham, AL 35233
25 Year All SEC Team (1961-85)
The 25 year All SEC team was chosen for the Lakeland, f la., Ledger by a select group of gentlemen who have followed Southeastern Conference football during the past 25 years. The team is as follows-
Bill Stanfill Art St ill
Jack Youngblood E.J. Junior Steve DeLong Lee Koy Jordan O.D. Lewb Willicr Marshall Tommy Casanova Terry I loagc Jake Scott Tucker Frederickson Scott Wocrner Jim Arnold
COACH: I'jul William "Bear" Bryant BEST TEAM: 1979 Alabama-12-0. SEC Champions and national Champions
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WK Cris Collinsworth Florida 1977-80 Dl.
WK Wes Chandler Florida 1973-76 1)L
TE 0/cW Mewiome Alabama 1974-77 DL
OL John Hannah Alabama 1970-72 DL
01. Bob Johnson Tennessee I965G7 DL
01. Warren Bryant Kentucky 1973 70 LB
OL Billy Nek|hbors Alabama 1959 61 LB
OL liwighl Stephenson Alabama 1977-79 LB
OB Aiciiie Manning Ok-Miss 1968-70 DB
KB llcivhel Walker Georgia 1980-82 DB
KB lio J jr. kson Auburn 1982-85 DB
PIS Kevin Butler Georgia 1981-84 DB
Florida 1968 70
Miss. State 1965 67
Georgia 1980 83
SEC: 40-10-5 vs. Non-League Opposition
In 1985 the Southeastern Conference, for the third consecutive year, posted the best won-lost record in the NCAA against non-league competition. Overall, the SEC was 40-10-5, good for a winning mark of 77.3%. Against other leagues and independents, the SEC was: 22-1-1 vs. Southern Independents, 2-1-1 vs. Eastern Independents, 3-1 vs. Midwestern Independents. 5-1-1 vs. the Atlantic Coast, 2-3 vs. the Southwest, 2-0 vs. the Southland, 2-0 vs. the Southern. I -0 vs. the Western Athletic, 1-0-2 vs. the Pac-10,0-1 vs. the MidAmerican, and 0-2 vs. the Big Eight.
Through the years, the SEC has won 72.0% of its games against foes from outside the league.
Around The SEC
The Southeastern Conference is planning on having 11 or 12 basketball games televised by ESPN this season. Last season the cable sports network televised nine SEC contests. Also, with ABC getting into the college basketball scene, the league is seeking the possibility of getting some games aired on the national network. SEC information director Steve Townsend has been quoted as saying, "ESPN is very much in our plans. We don't know if the number (11 or 12) is too many or not. But I don't think you'll see a great varience in number.". . Dale Brown is once again making headlines. The outspoken LSU coach is trying to lure Arvadis Sabonis of the USSR to Baton Rouge. Sabonis is considered as one of the top players in the world and Brown is banking on the feeling that the Russians will let Sabonis come to the United States to face better competition. NCAA rules state for players without college backgrounds, every year of competition after 20 is termed a season of eligibility. Sabonis is 22. and according to Brown only would have one season of college eligibility remaining. . Hugh Durham has been informed by the NCAA that he may not make a previously scheduled speech at Clinch Valley High School in Homerville, Ga. Durham had planned on attending the high school's basketball banquet which was held in late May. However, the NCAA told him that the speech would constitute an off-campus recruiting visit which violates NCAA regulations because the summer months are a "dead season" (May 15-June 15) for basketball recruiting. It also should be noted that Georgia's NCAA probation because of the Cedric Henderson situation last year has now expired. If you recall the Georgia program was banned by the NCAA from off-campus recruiting for one year because of violations which involved Henderson. . .One other Georgia note. Jan Kemp, who recently won a federal court battle with the University of Georgia involving preferential treatment to student/athletes, is filing for divorce with her husband. She is filing for custody of the couple's three-year-old son and 23-month-old daughter, in addition to child support and attorney's fees. Jan and William B. Kemp have been married for 16 years. Kemp recently was also seen on ESPN's Sports Look hosted by Roy Firestone. Kemp said on the show that the suit against UGA put her through a terrible trauma and caused her tremendous stress. However, she didn't have pleasant remarks for Georgia head football coach Vince Dooley. Kemp claims Dooley told "untruths" during the court trial. She also said Dooley blamed others in the Bulldog program for players getting preferential treatment at the university instead of himself. It's hard to believe that Vince "Mr. Clean" Dooley would ever be accused of perjury in a federal court room much less not running a squeaky clean football program. Imagine, all of this controversy generated by the former chairman of the American Football Coaches Association Ethics Committee. And he was considering a run for the U.S. Senate? . . .Mississippi State has changed the time of its game with Auburn in Starkville on October 15, from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. (CST). . .Georgia has reportedly lost three players from its defensive unit. Defensive tackle Kirby Stewart has transferred to Albany (Ga.) State. Henry Williams, a defensive tackle has been dismissed from the school developmental studies program. Williams was one of the Dogs' top tacklers dur-
ing his freshman and sophomore years. Reports have him transferring to Kansas State where he will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out a year. And. defensive back Doug Samuel has quit the team after being plagued with a toe injury during spring practice. . .Here are the SEC's spring game attendace figures as follows: Tennessee (73,801), Alabama (23,800), Auburn (20,435). Florida (18.000) Georgia (16.320). Vanderbilt (16,000), Kentucky (15,231), Mississippi State (13.500) and Mississippi (3.764). LSU did not conduct a spring game. . .Robert Ritchie, the attorney representing former Tennessee quarterback Tony Robinson, says his client was entrapped by police following Robinson's arrest for cocaine possession. Ritchie said it was hard for him to believe that the University of Tennessee would endorse a system which subject students to entrapment-like tactics. Robinson's attorney made these statements following a hearing to determine if the ex-Vol signal caller should keep his scholarship or be expelled because of the cocaine charges facing him and his rommate. BR Cooper. Both players were charged with selling more than an ounce of cocaine to undercover officers. . .Vandy forward Bobby Westbrooks has been dismissed from school because of his failure to keep up his grades and will not return for the 1986-87 basketball season. Westbrooks averaged 7.3 points last season and was the Commodores second leading rebounder pulling down 5.7 boards per game. . .Univeristy of Charleston (W.Va.) coach Tex Williams says NCAA Division I schools are shunning his team because of the embarrassment of losing to an NAIA school. Charleston last season compiled an impressive 30-5 record last season and advanced to the final eight of the NAIA Tournament. However. Auburn will risk its big-time r >utation and will face the NAIA school this season. One of the main reasons for the game is that Auburn coach Sonny Smith is a good friend of Williams. . .LSU lost a potential basketball recruit right in its own backyard when Ledell Eackles decided to attend the University of New Orleans. Eackles, a 6-5 swingman, played his high school basketball in Baton Rouge, then went on to San Jacinto Junior College and became one of the premier JC players in the country averaging 25.8 points and 8.3 rebounds per game last season. . .In order to become better prepared for the rigors of the Southeastern Conference, Florida has created two open dates this season before conference showdowns against Alabama and Auburn. The Gators dropped scheduled games with Temple on Sept. 13 (before Alabama) and Tulsa on Oct. 25 (before Auburn) in order to obtain two weeks rest before facing these two SEC foes. Florida has also scheduled Division I-AA champion Georgia Southern for the August 30 home opener and Kent State on Oct. 11 for homecoming. Head coach Galen Hall says the open dates give his team an opportunity to compete successfully against a schedule that appears more difficult than the 1985 schedule which the NCAA ranked as the nation's toughest. In case you are wondering, Florida cannot appear on television this year but can accept a bowl invitation. Florida can attend a bowl as a result of an SEC action two years ago that denied the Gators an appearance in the Sugar Bowl despite winning the regular-season conference title.