Now it's the coaches who are being supervised, at least as far as scheduling is concerned. SEC athletic directors, at the request of league commissioner Mike Slive, agreed at the spring meetings to have their coaches submit their nonconference basketball schedules to the conference office each year for review.
"I'm not a huge fan, to be honest with you," Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings said. "I understand the reasoning why, but scheduling is a little bit more difficult than the people who don't do it think it is. To add more layers of approval and things like that is not necessarily what I would desire."
The league's nonconference scheduling became a focal at May's gathering in Destin, Fla., after the SEC had just three of its 14 members invited to the NCAA tournament. The SEC's 21.4-percent acceptance rate into the NCAA field was its lowest since 1979.
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