Quiz: How Much Do You Know About the SEC?: HowStuffWorks
How Much Do You Know About the SEC?
By: Bambi Turner
5 Min Quiz
About This Quiz
The Southeastern Conference has been a dominate force in Division I sports for decades, with such legendary members as Alabama, Georgia and the University of Florida -- along with many others. Take out quiz to test your SEC IQ, and see if you can recall the greatest moments in SEC history, both on the football field and beyond.
What legendary rivalry results in the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party?"
The Florida-Georgia football rivalry has been going strong since the early 20th century. So many people descend on Jacksonville, Florida to tailgate for the game each year, the event has long been nicknamed the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party."
Which of these SEC schools does not use the team name "Tigers?"
Three different SEC schools use the Tigers name for their teams. They include University of Missouri, Auburn and Louisiana State.
How many institutions belong to the SEC as of 2017?
As of 2017, the SEC consists of 14 institutions, including 13 public universities and one private one. These 14 schools are spread across 11 different states.
Which state does not have any SEC institutions as of 2017?
SEC members come from 11 different states across the south and southeast of the U.S. These states include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas as of 2017.
Which of these universities is a former SEC member?
Three original members of the SEC have since moved on to other conferences. These include Sewanee, Tulane and George Tech -- which left the SEC in 1964.
What were many SEC members a part of before forming the Southeastern Conference?
Many institutions that later became part of the SEC were originally part of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association way back in the 1920s. This organization later became the Southern Conference.
Why did a group of institutions decide to form the SEC in 1932?
By 1928, the Southern Conference had ballooned to 23 members, even though it originally planned for a maximum of 16 institutions. To simplify things, a group of 13 institutions located west and south of the Appalachian Mountains split off to form the SEC on December 8th and 9th, 1932.
Which school was not one of the original 13 members of the SEC?
When the SEC was established in 1932, it had just 13 members. They included Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisiana State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Tulane and Vanderbilt.
Why did the SEC choose to add more members in the early '90s?
From the '60s until the early '90s, the SEC had just 10 member institutions. To take advantage of an NCAA rule allowing the conference to host its own annual championship if it could get at least 12 members, the SEC went looking for new institutions in the late '80s.
Which of these institutions did not join the SEC in 1990?
The SEC was intent on hosting a conference championship, which required expanding membership from 10 institutions to 12. In 1990, the SEC achieved this goal with the addition of the University of Arkansas and the University of South Carolina.
What year did the SEC add two more institutions -- the first new additions since 1990?
By 2011, the SEC was up to 14 member institutions. Both Texas A&M and the University of Missouri joined the conference that year.
What two teams played in the first SEC conference football championship in 1992?
The SEC got permission from the NCAA to host the first Division I conference championship in 1992. The game featured Alabama vs. Florida, and was held at Birmingham's Legion Field.
Which city has hosted the annual SEC football championship since 1994?
The SEC held its annual football championship in Birmingham from 1992 to 1993. In 1994, the game was moved to Atlanta, where it's been held every year since.
What year did the SEC Network launch?
The SEC got its own TV network thanks to a partnership with ESPN starting in 2014. The first live game featured on the network was between South Carolina and Texas A&M.
Which is not a conference-wide SEC-sponsored sport as of 2017?
As of 2017, the SEC sponsors 23 sports -- including 9 for men and 12 for women. While some SEC member institutions participate in wrestling, it's not a conference-wide sponsored sport for the SEC.
Which SEC institution has won the most conference football titles as of 2017?
Roll Tide! Alabama has won 26 SEC football titles as of 2017, followed by Tennessee with 13 and Georgia with 12.
Which of these SEC members has never won a football conference title?
Just four SEC members have never won a conference title. They include Missouri, South Carolina, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt.
Which member holds the most regular season Men's Basketball titles?
Kentucky leads the SEC for regular season Men's Basketball titles, with 48 as of 2017. LSU ranks second with 11, followed by Alabama with 8.
As of 2017, which SEC member holds the most regular season Women's Basketball championships?
As of 2017, Tennessee has been the most dominate team in the SEC when it comes to Women's Basketball. The school holds 19 regular reason titles, with Georgia a distant second, with seven titles.
What sport did the SEC add to its roster in the 2012-2013 season?
Equestrian became the newest SEC-sponsored sport in the 2012 season, when it became the SEC's 21st sport.
Are there more men's sports or women's sports at SEC institutions?
The SEC adopted the Principles of Gender Equality in 1993. In an effort to even the playing field between men and women in college athletics, each SEC member institution offers as least two more women's sports than they do men's sports.
SEC institutions have won the most national titles in this sport, as of 2017.
SEC member institutions have won 42 outdoor track national championships as of 2017, followed by 41 indoor track championships and 37 football titles.
How is the SEC divided for conference championship purposes?
SEC member institutions are divided into east and west. West states include Texas, Missouri, Louisiana, Alabama and Arkansas. All other SEC members are part of the east division.
Which SEC institution uses the team name "Rebels?"
University of Mississippi uses the name Rebels. Mississippi State is the Bulldogs.
Which school plays football at Bryant Denny Stadium?
Alabama's Crimson Tide plays at Bryant Denny Stadium. The school's basketball team plays at the Coleman Coliseum,
Fans of this team head to Kyle Field to watch the game.
The football games at Texas A&M take place at Kyle Field. The school's SEC basketball teams play at Reed Arena.
Which of these SEC sports does every SEC member institution field both a men's and women's team in?
Golf and basketball are the only two sports that all 14 SEC members field both a men's and women's team in as of 2017.
Which SEC member has won the most national titles in all combined sports?
SEC institutions have won more than 200 national titles. LSU has the most, with 46, followed by Arkansas with 43 as of 2017.
This is the only SEC member that has never won a national championship in any sport as of 2017.
As of 2017, Mississippi State is the only SEC institution to have never won a national championship in any sport.
Which game is an intense annual match-up between Alabama and Auburn?
The Iron Bowl is a fierce rivalry between Alabama and Auburn. It takes place every Thanksgiving weekend, and gets its name from Birmingham's steel-making industry.
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