Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Big 12/SEC Challenge is Moving to January Next Season

The annual Big 12/SEC Challenge is moving to a one-day format and will be played on Saturday, January 30, 2016 next season.

The move means that teams will have to take a weekend break from conference play to face a challenging non-conference opponent.

Here's an excerpt from ESPN:

"Meaningful out-of-conference games often happen before teams find their identity," Georgia coach Mark Fox said. "This move will showcase two great conferences at a time during the season when teams are playing their best."

Said Baylor coach Scott Drew: "It maximizes the exposure opportunity for both conferences and I feel it's a great move for all involved."

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According to Jeff Goodman, not all SEC coaches are in favor of the move.

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