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Wednesday May 28, 2014 SEC Meetings, Billy D, 5 Questions on WCWS, Baseball RPIs, More Tidbits

Updated: 1:52pm, May 28

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Southeastern Conference spring meetings are taking place this week in Destin.

While much of the chatter has focused on the five major conferences developing more autonomy, there’s always football news (or recycled news) once the 14 coaches from the conference arrive.

Here are some fresh links from Destin and other items of interest to Gator fans:

--The SEC considers ending ban on graduate student transfers writes Jon Solomon of CBSSports.com.

--Gators coach Will Muschamp prefers a schedule without FCS teams but that could be difficult as Florida AD Jeremy Foley tells the AP (via ESPN.com).

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--Alabama coach Nick Saban expects Muschamp to rebound at Florida writes Robbie Andreu of The Gainesville Sun.

--Strong Will carries Gators into next season (and more notes) from David Jones of Florida Today.

--Gators coach Billy Donovan wants to avoid label of “a liar” if circumstances change toward his future writes Edgar Thompson of Orlando Sentinel.

--The college football season is three months away, so SI.com blogger Martin Rickman offers an unofficial guide to the remainder of the offseason.

--The SEC men’s basketball tournament is set for Nashville for most of the next decade, but in 2022, Tampa will be the host writes Antonya English of TampaBay.com.

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--Gainesville Regional historically hard for Gators according to RPI writes Richard Johnson of the Independent Florida Alligator.

--Five burning questions for the WCWS from Graham Hays of ESPNW.com. Gators open play Thursday in OKC.

--The SEC women’s basketball tournament is coming to Jacksonville in 2016. For more check out this story on GatorZone.com.

--Former Gators center Mike Pouncey, now an All-Pro in Miami, needs to grow up and lead writes ESPN.com’s James Walker.

--Meanwhile, Maurkice Pouncey, Mike’s brother, is trying to come back from a serious knee injury writes Scott Brown of ESPN.com.

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