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SEC issues statement on Big Ten scheduling decision

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“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.”

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The 2020 college football season is in jeopardy, and that’s been made painfully evident over the last week due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19.

It began with the Ivy League cancelling all fall sports, followed by the Big Ten announcing it would have only conference games this season. The ACC and Pac-12 are also expected to follow suit.

All of this 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,” said Sankey. “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.”

Sankey has previously said the SEC has nearly 20 contingency plans on how the 2020 season will be conducted, if there’s one at all.

If things don’t start changing soon, we’re in danger of losing all fall sports in 2020.