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SEC Coaches Duped - Conference Schedules Changed Without Consent

...and they aren't happy about it.
A pylon with the SEC logo on it.

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 07: An 'SEC' logo is seen on an end zone pylon before the Missouri Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers during the SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The SEC office dropped some really surprising news on its conference's basketball coaches last week. According to CBS Sports, SEC coaches were informed that their conference schedules for this season, which had already been agreed upon, were changed without notice.

Naturally, the coaches were not pleased. Some teams' schedules got harder, others much easier, and those changes can have drastic effects on each team's season. In college basketball, non-conference opponents are often scheduled on a yearly basis, meaning that coaches tailor their non-conference schedule difficulty based on who they are due to face in conference play. Now those plans and original schedules have been thrown out the window.

The SEC has not publicly released the schedules yet, so it will be interesting to see if there is a private battle waged by the coaches for the schedules to be changed back.

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