NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It was eight years ago this week that Mike Slive announced he was establishing a five-year window to get all SEC schools off probation and out of the NCAA doghouse.
“I don’t smile when I say it,” he said at the time.
And darned if he didn’t pull it off — almost. By June 2008, all teams in the SEC’s most visible sports were probation-free. Arkansas’ track program was on a three-year probation but compared to the heyday of SEC tomfoolery, this was small potatoes.
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