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SEC suspends all in-person activity through the end of May

Things are looking bleak for college sports resuming in 2020.

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All in-person Southeastern Conference activity has been delayed even further.

Friday, the SEC announced all in-person activity has now been suspended through May 31 due to the coronavirus outbreak. Previously the conference announced activities were suspended through April 15, so it comes as no surprise activity has been suspended further with the CDC maintaining social distancing guidelines through the end of April.

While in-person activity is suspended virtual film review that does not include physical activity will extend to four hours per week, which is consistent with a new NCAA rule waiver. This is an increase from the previously permissible maximum of two hours per week previously set.

The SEC also announced member institutions would “continue to provide their student-athletes with care and support to meet needs in areas including academics, medical care, mental health and wellness, nutrition and housing as needed.”

It’s unclear what this means for the 2020 college football season, but each day that passes with restrictions still intact, the lower chance we play ball in the Fall.