Stories by Mark Long

Friday, July 29, 2016

Spurrier returns to Florida as ambassador, consultant

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Steve Spurrier, who already has a statue outside Florida's football stadium and recently had the field named after him, will now serve as ambassador and consultant for the ...
By Mark Long

Friday, June 3, 2016

SEC still working on its 'serious misconduct' rule

DESTIN, Fla. - The Southeastern Conference anticipates continuing dialogue and maybe even broadening the scope of its "serious misconduct" rule.
By Mark Long

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

SEC coaches excited about centralized replay

Steve Shaw, the Southeastern Conference's coordinator of officials, is getting coaches and administrators prepared for centralized replay, an experimental effort between the SEC office's command ...
By Mark Long

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Ole Miss coach 'owning' mistakes

DESTIN, Fla. - Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze is "owning the mistakes" made during his tenure, which now includes NCAA violations, but said neither he nor his assistants knowingly did anything wrong.
By Mark Long

Sunday, March 6, 2016

No. 3 South Carolina tops Mississippi St for 2nd SEC title

A'ja Wilson had 19 points and 13 rebounds, her 12th double-double of the season, and the third-ranked Gamecocks handled No. 16 Mississippi State 66-52 on Sunday to win the SEC title for the second ...
By Mark Long

Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015

Falcons beat Jaguars to end six-game losing streak

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Julio Jones scored for the first time in seven weeks, and the Atlanta Falcons ended a six-game losing streak with a 23-17 victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
By Mark Long

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015

Falcons, Jaguars heading in different directions

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Conversations about Atlanta's Dan Quinn and Jacksonville's Gus Bradley were a lot different a couple of months ago.
By Mark Long

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

Florida facing long odds in SEC title game

For­get winning. No. 18 Flori­da might be lucky to score against second-ranked and heavily favored Alabama in the Southeastern Conference championship game.
By Mark Long

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

Dogs hint at possible quarterback change

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Georgia might be making a quarterback change before its biggest game of the season.
By Mark Long

UGA hints at possible QB change against No. 11 Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Georgia might be making a quarterback change before its biggest game of the season.
By Mark Long

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015

No. 11 Florida seeking to be more than '1-hit wonder'

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida coach Jim McElwain went deep into his playlist, not his playbook, for this one.
By Mark Long

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

Florida rallies past Tennessee

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Antonio Callaway's 63-yard touchdown reception with 1:26 remaining gave the Gators an 11th consecutive win against the Southeastern Conference rival Volunteers, 28-27.
By Mark Long

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

Panthers, Jaguars looking to fill voids after injuries

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Carolina and Jacksonville are opening the season in search of new playmakers.
By Mark Long

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

Jaguars want long-term London deal

The Jacksonville Jaguars want to be London's team for the foreseeable future.
By Mark Long

Monday, Aug 3, 2015

Jaguars counting on better mix of youth, veteran experience

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars' youth and inexperience surely will be a story line this season. But don't expect players and coaches to engage in the conversation.
By Mark Long

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Being 'state champs' isn't enough for Gators

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida's path to the College World Series was filled with familiar foes. The Gators (49-15) beat four teams from the Sunshine State.
By Mark Long

Friday, May 29, 2015

SEC commissioner steps down sooner than expected

DESTIN, Fla. - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive unexpectedly stepped down Friday, just minutes after announcing record revenue and a groundbreaking rule.
By Mark Long

Thursday, May 28, 2015

New coaches could boost SEC basketball

DESTIN, Fla. - When Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings first stepped into the meeting room this week in Destin, he immediately noticed four new faces.
By Mark Long

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Guest coaching, graduate transfers are hot SEC topics

DESTIN, Fla. - Satellite camps and graduate transfers are hot topics on first day of Southeasteern Conference Meeting.
By Mark Long

Monday, May 11, 2015

New Florida coach gets guidance from Donovan, embraces tough task

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida coach Mike White is getting a few pointers about his new job.
By Mark Long
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