Talk:Southern Conference

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Logos[edit]

There is a discussion to clarify our policy/guideline on the use of sports team logos. Please see Wikipedia_talk:Logos#Clarification_on_use_of_sports_team_logos if you wish to participate in the discussion. Johntex\talk 16:42, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

Conference facilities[edit]

Geologik, what is your problem? the links are not properly labeled for Western Carolina. I realize you are from ASU, but you do not own the page. I fully intend to report you vandalism of this page.Glovejr (talk) 03:59, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

External links[edit]

I removed the links to the sites about the individual colleges' athletic program per WP:ELNO, bullet 13: "Sites that are only indirectly related to the article's subject: the link should be directly related to the subject of the article... a website on a specific subject should usually not be linked from an article about a general subject." Please do not reinstate those links without a consensus-based reason (e.g. guideline/policy or discussion). Dabomb87 (talk) 01:01, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

My edit has been reverted, so I will expand here, responding to the other editor's argument:
"not every SoCon team has it's own athletics page" – The links can go in articles about the schools themselves.
"the links aren't excessive or out of place at all" – That opinion is fine to have, but is just that: an opinion; not a firm reason to have the links there.
and they've been in place since January of 2008 (nearly two years of edits)" Just because it's been like that doesn't mean it's right. Dabomb87 (talk) 01:07, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

Proposal to make timelines more consistent[edit]

I noticed that conferences in List of NCAA conferences have articles, usually including a membership timeline. While some of the decisions made for each conference make some sense, there is a wide variety of styles for the various timelines, particularly involving color choices, but also other matters of style that could be more consistent.

for example, a school with a yellow bar means:

  • An associate member in one sport (if part of the BE)
  • A former member of the conference (in the SEC)
  • A future member of the conference (in the SEC and Big West)
  • A football only member (in the Sun Belt)
  • A team that has moved to another conference (in the WAC, NEC)
  • A full member of the Big Sky


Some graphs have captions, some do not, and none are centered. To see the variety of styles, review Current conference timelines

I think it would be worth discussing how best to provide some measure of consistency, recognizing that there may be legitimate reasons for some differences from a standard presentation (for example, some conferences show the name of the new conference for former members. In some cases, this makes sense, in other, it may not.)

I've produced a draft of how the timelines would look with some consistency added. Please see Draft proposal of conference timelines.

I propose a discussion to see if there is consensus on improving the consistency.

Because it would not be practical to have this discussion on each and every conference talk page, I suggest centralizing this discussion at the Talk page of Project College football SPhilbrick(Talk) 02:22, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

East Carolina[edit]

According to this article, East Carolina was in the Southern Conference 64-76, but according to East Carolina Pirates men's basketball they were in the Conference 65-77. Which is correct? --SPhilbrick(Talk) 13:45, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

1964–65 thru 1976–77... GWFrog (talk) 19:11, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

Standardize facility sections[edit]

See the discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject College baseball#Standardize conference pages' facility sections.

Discussion about overview maps for US collegiate athletic conferences[edit]

A discussion on the Project College Football talk page has been created to discuss the proper format of the overview maps that are used for the US collegiate athletic conference pages.

If you're interested, please join the discussion here: Athletic conference overview maps and their lack of consistency. Mdak06 (talk) 23:54, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

Arizona State[edit]

The 2016 ASU Media guide pg 98 shows three "All-Southern Conf" players in 1931. ASU isn't shown in the timeline and they appear to be Border Conference members during this time. Did they play in the Southern Conf, and if so what years? UW Dawgs (talk) 17:59, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

Not only did ASU never play in the SoCon, but the first All-Southern Conference team was not named until 1934... GWFrog (talk) 19:09, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. UW Dawgs (talk) 19:18, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
YVW GWFrog (talk) 05:34, 5 September 2016 (UTC)