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Greg Sankey

Satellite camps, recruiting, hoops hot topics around the SEC

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference coaches and athletic directors will convene next week with familiar topics on the agenda, including football recruiting in general and satellite camps in particular, along with strengthening men's basketball across the league.

The much-publicized issue of camps clearly isn't dead, though the NCAA Division I Board of Directors in April scrapped a proposal from the SEC and ACC to ban them. The board also gave the Division I Council until Sept. 1 to make initial recommendations on the entire college football recruiting model, satellite camps included.

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Mountain West reverses course, will stick to 11-team format

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mountain West basketball coaches complained when the conference's presidents disregarded their vote on keeping the men's and women's basketball tournament at 11 teams.

Now the coaches are getting their wish.

The Mountain West Conference board of directors voted on Friday to abandon a plan to reduce the postseason tournaments to eight teams, protecting the original 11-team format.