BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The Southeastern Conference has unveiled its 2012 football schedule with its two newest members Missouri and Texas A&M opening play Sept. 8, and Alabama will visit LSU in a rematch of the Bowl Championship Series national championship Nov. 3.
Missouri will play the 2012 season in the SEC East and visit Georgia on Sept. 8. Texas A&M will be in the West and hosts Florida. The first conference game will be Aug. 30 when South Carolina visits Vanderbilt.
The SEC says the 2012 schedule is not based on any previous or future formats and that athletic directors will meet in the spring to decide the formula for future schedules. This schedule is based on divisional play of eight games with six inside the division and two outside.