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The 2017 UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and Real Madrid will take place on Saturday, June 3 in Cardiff, Wales. Juventus and Real Madrid will square off to lift the biggest soccer club trophy in the world. Kickoff is set for 2:45 p.m. ET. Spanish-based Real Madrid won the title last year and a victory would give the club its third European Championship in four years and 12th overall, most all time. They are led by Cristiano Ronaldo, Toni Kroos and Marcelo, among others. Juventus, f...
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Arkansas Razorbacks podcast. In this episode, John Nabors discusses the chances of Arkansas winning an SEC Title in one of the three major sports of football, basketball, and baseball. SEC Country launched the Borderline Erotic Podcast on Aug. 29, 2016. It is named after the colorful way Bielema described how he felt after beating Texas in the 2014 Texas Bowl. Here is a quick rundown of some of the topics we discussed in the 180th episode ...
Welcome to The Rammer Jammer, SEC Country’s daily Alabama athletics recap. Today, we look at Alabama basketball’s newest members.  Avery Johnson’s prize basketball recruits are officially members of the Alabama Crimson Tide. The top recruiting class in school history officially arrived on campus on Monday, five deep. Let's give a big #RollTide to our five newcomers who are officially on campus! #BuckleUp #WelcomeToTheFamily pic.twitter.com/w1qtNV0JRL — Alabama M Basket...
Whenever Will Muschamp lands a commitment, the South Carolina coach drops a #SpursUp on Twitter. Come to SEC Country for the latest news, notes and observations in South Carolina recruiting. Miss a previous edition? Find every episode of SEC Country’s daily SpursUp Surveillance recruiting notebook right here. Earlier this spring, South Carolina sent offers to a pair of teammates from Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tenn. Both are named Jackson and in the Class of 2019. And they both ...
The 2017 NCAA Softball Tournament begins on Thursday, June 1 with the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla. Three SEC teams — Florida, LSU and Texas A&M — will make the trek to ACA Hall of Fame Stadium alongside Oregon, UCLA, Washington, Oklahoma and Baylor. The Sooners took home the title in 2016. Below, find scores, live updates, schedule and results for the 2017 NCAA Softball Tournament. All times Eastern. 2017 NCAA Softball Tournament: Schedule, game times for W...
The 2017 NCAA Baseball Tournament will get started on Thursday, June 1. The entire field of 64 was announced during Monday’s selection show on ESPN2. Here’s a look at the top eight seeds, which have earned the right to host during the Super Regionals (Round of 16) should they win their respective regional. No. 1 Oregon State No. 2 North Carolina No. 3 Florida No. 4 LSU No. 5 Texas Tech No. 6 TCU No. 7 Louisville No. 8 Stanford The final eight teams remaining will earn a trip to t...
The Corvallis Regional of the 2017 NCAA Baseball Tournament begins on Friday, June 2. Oregon State will play Holy Cross and Yale will play Nebraska in the first round of the double-elimination format. Here’s a look at the top eight seeds in the 2017 NCAA Baseball Tournament, which have earned the right to host during the Super Regionals (Round of 16) should they win their respective regional. No. 1 Oregon State No. 2 North Carolina No. 3 Florida No. 4 LSU No. 5 Texas Tech No. 6 TCU No. 7...
The Clemson Regional of the 2017 NCAA Baseball Tournament begins Friday, June 2. Clemson playes UNC Greensboro and Vanderbilt plays St. John’s in the first round of the double-elimination bracket with the winner advancing to the field of 16. The field of 64 was announced during Monday’s selection show on ESPN2. It includes eight teams from the SEC. Here’s a look at the top eight seeds, which have earned the right to be host for the Super Regionals should they win their respecti...
The 2017 Stanley Cup Finals will continue with Game 2 on Wednesday, May 31 in Pittsburgh. In Game 1, the X defeated X x-x to take control of the series.  The Predators finished off the Anaheim Ducks in six games in the Western Conference Finals. The Penguins needed double overtime in Game 7 to win the Eastern Conference Finals over the Ottawa Senators. Below find scores, live updates, schedule and results for the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. 2017 Stanley Cup Final: Schedule, scores for Wedn...
The 2017 NBA Finals will see the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors meet for the third consecutive season. The battle begins on Thursday, June 1. The Warriors are undefeated so far this postseason, sweeping the Portland Trailblazers, Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs en route to the Finals. The Cavaliers have just one blemish, a last-second loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Below find scores, live updates, schedule and results for the 2017 NBA Playo...
The 2017 NBA Draft is set to for Thursday, June 22. This year’s class is billed as one of the deepest in recent memory with plenty of star power at the top. Washington guard Markelle Fultz is the consensus No. 1 overall pick. The Boston Celtics, via the Brooklyn Nets, have the first pick in the draft. The Los Angeles Lakers, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Phoenix Suns and the Sacramento Kings round out the top five. We’ve compiled the SEC Country 2017 mock draft, as well as ones from Dra...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Butch Jones arrives in Destin today a man on a mission. Florida’s beaches and the relaxed mindset they most often induce will have to wait, where Tennessee’s fifth-year head coach is concerned. Jones has guided Tennessee football from the depths of its darkest era — a 2-14 SEC mark in 2011-12 and Lane Kiffin induced probation — to the respectability of back-to-back Top 25 seasons. Jones said on Monday, however, that he was hired to do more, hence the staff changes an...
Sophomore sensation Sam Burns has played his final round of competitive golf as an LSU Tiger. Burns took to Twitter late Monday night to announce his intention to forego his final two years of collegiate eligibility and attempt to qualify for the PGA Tour this fall. Forever a tiger pic.twitter.com/CAJM0TbtAT — Sam Burns (@Samburns66) May 30, 2017 Burns and the Tigers fell two shots short of being one of the eight teams to qualify for the match play quarterfinals at the NCAA men’s g...
A former player under Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy is returning to the Oxford sidelines under his old coach. Nick Williams, who played for the Rebels from 2010-13, has agreed to become a graduate assistant. Nick Williams, a valuable member of #OleMiss basketball from 2010-13, will return to the program as a graduate assistant next season. — Ben Garrett (@SpiritBen) May 30, 2017 After a year at Indiana, Williams, a native of Mobile, Ala., joined the Rebels and was a key member of the...
Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Alabama Crimson Tide Podcast with Ryan Fowler. Today, we talk with national college football analyst, Pete Fiutak, about the upcoming season and how FSU stacks up against the Crimson Tide and more.  Topics discussed: One analyst does not like the idea of Alabama and FSU playing early in the season Pete Fiutak from College Football News talks in depth about the FSU and Alabama matchup Discussing the latest over and unders for some CFB teams Will the SEC make a...
SNELLVILLE, Ga. — Jaycee Horn is a priority defensive back target for Alabama in the Class of 2018, but the Crimson Tide still need to make up some ground in order to land the 4-star prospect from Alpharetta (Ga.) High School. Horn, the son of former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Horn, told SEC Country at the Cam Newton 7v7 Memorial Day Tournament that Alabama is still on his mind daily, but it’s another SEC school that has the edge. “South Carolina is still on top for me,&#...
Braden Thornberry enjoyed a wet, wonderful moment Monday. The Ole Miss sophomore captured the 2017 men’s NCAA individual golf championship at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill., after he shot a final-round 71 for a 1-under score for the day. He finished with a 277 (66-71-69-71) for the event. Thornberry trailed by a pair of strokes to Texas’ Scottie Scheffler to begin play Monday. But Scheffler shot a 78 (6-over) to finish with a 282. It marks the first time an Ole Miss golfer h...
The city of Nashville might be currently wrapped up in the hometown Predators playing in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in franchise history, but there is already one champion that has been crowned from Music City: Vanderbilt men’s golf. The Commodores took home the national title for stroke play on Monday, finishing -13 overall and advancing to match play on Tuesday for a shot at another championship. #AnchorDown pic.twitter.com/VqfTXavI0x — Vanderbilt Golf (@VANDYMENSGO...
MLS has suspended D.C. United’s Jose Guillermo Ortiz for one match for what the disciplinary committee ruled was a dive at a pivotal moment during a 1-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, the Insider learned Monday. League officials did not immediately confirm the suspension, but an official announcement is expected ahead of United’s […]
Auburn will enter the 2017 college football season as a darkhorse candidate to compete for the national title. Unfortunately for the Tigers, they are considered underdogs in two of their first three games. Per AL.com, Gus Malzahn’s team will enter the matchup against reigning national champion Clemson on Sept. 9 in Clemson as a seven-point underdog, while a trip to another Death Valley on Oct. 14 to take on LSU in Baton Rouge, currently sees the Tigers as 4.5 points underdogs. With the arr...