SEC commissioner Greg Sankey opened SEC Media Days 2017 Monday afternoon extolling the successes of his league which will celebrate its 85th anniversary this year. Sankey spent an extended period talking about how the SEC has evolved over the years opening its arms to all races and to women. And he spent a few minutes recalling his trip to Columbia in April to join in on USC’s celebration of the women’s basketball team national championship.
Sankey also announced the next edition of SEC Storied will feature USC Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers.
A few other notes from Sankey:
- He’s open to a 14 week season with two off weeks but doesn’t want to move the start of practice any earlier into July.
- Expects ESPN and the SEC Network to continue to thrive, an aside to the recent major cuts of personnel by ESPN.
- Reminds all the league has long term contracts with the network and revenues continue to progress.