Athletics Director Eric Hyman gave me this amazing fact about the Southeastern Conference during a meeting early this week.
Did you know? If the Southeastern Conference was a nation, it would’ve finished 4th in the medal count in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The SEC was represented by 159 current and former athletes in the recent Summer Olympics, winning 51 medals.
Just goes to show that if you’re battling for a championship in the SEC, you’re not just competing with the best in your region – you’re competing with some of the best in the world.