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SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey Releases Statement

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There was a wave of news reported around the college football world Thursday in regards to the 2020 college football season.

The Big Ten announced Thursday that if they are permitted to participate in football this season, the league will only play a conference schedule. Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic was the first to report the news.

Following the Big Ten’s announcement, Bret McMurphy of Stadium reported the ACC will follow the same plan. However, that decision isn’t official but will likely be the outcome. The PAC-12 is expected to make the same decision.

The domino effect led to the SEC releasing a statement from Commissioner Greg Sankey Thursday evening.

“The Southeastern Conference will continue to meet regularly with our campus leaders in the coming weeks, guided by medical advisors, to make the important decisions necessary to determine the best path forward related to the SEC fall sports. We recognize the challenges ahead and know the well-being of our student-athletes, coaches, staff, and fans must remain at the forefront of those decisions,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement.

It sounds like the SEC will wait and explore all options before making a final decision about the 2020 schedule.

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