Mark E Keenum
Southeastern Conference was founded in the year 1932. The organisation has been active for almost 87 years now. The organisation was started by thirteen members of the Southern Conference, located in the west and south of the Appalachian Mountains, had left to form their own conference as well. Almost ten of the thirteen founding members have remained in the conference since its inception: the University of Alabama, Auburn University, the University of Kentucky, the University of Florida, the University of Georgia, Louisiana State University, the University of Tennessee, the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, and the Vanderbilt University.
It was not until the year 1966 that African Americans first participated in an SEC athletic contest as well, and the first black scholarship athletes did not play in the SEC until the year 1967 to the year 1968 during school. The first African American to compete in the SEC was known as Stephen Martin, who walked on to the Tulane baseball team in that school's final SEC season of the year 1966. In the year 1990, the SEC had expanded from ten to twelve member universities with the extra addition of the Arkansas Razorbacks and also the South Carolina Gamecocks. The two new members began SEC competition with the year 1991 to the year 1992 basketball season. At the same time as well, the SEC had organised competition for some sports into two divisions too. The west part of the division comprised of almost six of the seven member schools in the Central Time Zone, while the other east part of the division included the five member schools in the Eastern Time Zone plus Vanderbilt as well, which is in the Central Time Zone but was placed in the Eastern Division in order to preserve its rivalry with Tennessee as well. Initially, the divisional format was used in football, baseball, and also men's basketball as well. The divisional format was dropped for men's basketball following the year 2011 to the year 2012 season. Then in the year 2011, the SEC Presidents and Chancellors, acting together unanimously, had announced that Texas A&M University would join the SEC effective in the year 2012, with Texas A&M to begin competition in nineteen of the twenty sports sponsored by the SEC during the year 2012 and the year 2013 academic year. As of the year 2011, the SEC commissioner had announced that the University of Missouri would also join the SEC during the year 2012 as well. For football, Texas A&M was scheduled to compete in the Western Division as well and Missouri in the Eastern Division, therefore. Texas A&M and Missouri both left the Big 12 Conference as a result. The headquarters of the organisation is based in 2201 Richard Arrington Jr Boulevard North. The name of the place is Birmingham, while the name of the state is Alabama, USA. The pin code of the area is 35203.
Southeastern Conference is an American organisation made for the American college athletic conference, which has its member institutions located mainly in the southern part of the USA. There are 14 member institutions as of now. The current commissioner of the organisation is Greg Sankey. As of the year 2015, the total revenue generated by the organisation was more than $455.8 million
The primary services provided by the organisation include the leading of its member institutions in various sports competitions, and helpi9ng them win as well. The organisation is one of the most accomplished sports conferences in terms of overall winning percentage, with almost 43 football championships and also 21 basketball championships, etcetera, as well.
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