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SEC commissioner shares grim update on having football this fall

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It’s time for everyone to step up if you want to see sports this fall.

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The 2020 college football season set to kick off in less than two months, but the coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen across the United States.

With cases surging and both the Big Ten and Pac-12 announcing conference only play for fall sports, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey is starting to have his doubts about having a college football season this fall.

In an interview with Marty & McGee on ESPN Radio, Sankey said concern for the football season is “high to very high.” He also added, “We are running out of time to correct and get things right.”

“We put a medical advisory group together in early April with the question, ‘What do we have to do to get back to activity?’ and they’ve been a big part of the conversation,” Sankey said. “But the direct reality is not good and the notion that we’ve politicized medical guidance of distancing, and breathing masks, and hand sanitation, ventilation of being outside, being careful where you are in buildings.

“There’s some very clear advice about — you can’t mitigate and eliminate every risk, but how do you minimize the risk?”

Sankey said the conference still plans to make a formal decision on the season by the end of July.

Want football? Wear a mask and keep six feet from others, please and thank you.