Southeastern Conference

collegiate athletics conference operating primarily in the southeastern United States

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is an American college athletic conference located primarily in the South Central and Southeastern United States. The conference has 14 members. It is a part of the NCAA's Division I.

University of South Carolina playing football against Louisiana State University
Southeastern Conference
Location of SEC members: East Division, West Division, Future members

Member Universities change

Since July 1, 2012, there are 14 members, with Vanderbilt being the only private university.

School Location Founded Joined SEC Nickname Colors
East Division
University of Florida Gainesville, Florida 1853 1932 Gators          
University of Georgia Athens, Georgia 1785 1932 Bulldogs          
University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky 1865 1932 Wildcats          
University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri 1839 2012 Tigers          
University of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina 1801 1991 Gamecocks          
University of Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee 1794 1932 Volunteers          
Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee 1873 1932 Commodores          
West Division
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama 1831 1932 Crimson Tide          
University of Arkansas Fayetteville, Arkansas 1871 1991 Razorbacks          
Auburn University Auburn, Alabama 1856 1932 Tigers          
Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1860 1932 Tigers          
University of Mississippi University, Mississippi 1848 1932 Rebels          
Mississippi State University Starkville, Mississippi 1878 1932 Bulldogs          
Texas A&M University College Station, Texas 1876 2012 Aggies          

Future members change

On July 27, 2021, Oklahoma and Texas notified the SEC they are wanting to be a part of the conference. On July 29, 2021, the presidents of the current 14 schools of the SEC all voted in agreement to give an offer to Oklahoma and Texas.[1] On July 30, 2021, both future SEC schools voted to accept the invitation, and then were set to join the SEC at the start of the 2025–26 school year. Oklahoma and Texas would later reach a buyout agreement with the Big 12 that will allow them to join the SEC in July 2024.[2]

School Location Founded Future Join Date Nickname Colors Current Conference
University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma 1890 2024 Sooners           Big 12
University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas 1883 2024 Longhorns           Big 12

References change

  • "Southeastern Conference". secsports.com. Retrieved 2021-10-30.
  1. "SEC Extends Membership Invitations to University of Oklahoma and University of Texas". SEC Network. July 29, 2021. Retrieved October 30, 2021.
  2. "Big 12 Announces Agreement for Withdrawal of Oklahoma and Texas" (Press release). Big 12 Conference. February 9, 2023. Retrieved February 9, 2023.