Raising the Profile of SEC Sports

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is an American college athletic conference whose member institutions are located in the Southern part of the US. SEC matches are usually attended by plenty of people, but everyone agrees that this number can and should increase.

SEC officials aim to make the conference as appealing as the casinopromocodes.org bet365 offers to betting enthusiasts. Let's look at how people involved with SEC teams have tried to raise the profile of their teams and the conference as a whole.

Current Popularity

Currently, games in which SEC teams participate are always highly attended and watched at home or in bars. For example, there were more people watching the women's basketball team of Mississippi State against UConn on the 31st March this year than there were people in two high profile NBA games being played at the same time.

On the same night the Houston Rockets played the Golden State Warriors, a match watched by 2,213 million people and the San Antonio Spurs played Oklahoma Thunder, a match followed by 1,609 million people. In comparison there were 2,763 million people following the Mississippi State match.

Involving People

Even though popularity of the SEC has been on the rise, there is still much that can be done to improve the conference's profile. Many teams have come up with some unorthodox solutions in trying to improve the popularity of their matches.

However, the award for the most original promotion idea goes to South Carolina University's women's basketball team and their unique idea of celebrating their title by printing license plates which will testify for the team's success.

USC or the Gamecocks as they are popularly known have defeated Mississippi State in the national championship game in Dallas and have crowned an impressive season of 33 victories and only 4 defeats in the best possible way.

State Senator Mia McLeod, D-Richland, is said to plan to file a bill authorizing the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles to produce and sell special license plates celebrating the national champions.

This is a unique idea which will definitely raise the profile of the SEC especially if you consider that similar stunts were done by Clemson's football championship wins and Coastal Carolina's baseball team title victory.

Involving Celebrities

Everyone knows that if you want to spread the word about something it is always the best to involve celebrities and famous people. And who better to employ than rapper Lil Wayne and his magnetic personality.

The University of Florida knew that Lil Wayne was in campus for a concert and they pounced on this opportunity to promote their university football team.

The Gators created a custom football jersey with the name of Lil Wayne on the back and gave it to him before his campus appearance at the O'Connell Center. The coach and a few of the playing staff even got the opportunity to show off with the jersey on social networks.

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