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SEC postpones start of volleyball, soccer and cross country seasons

The first dominoes fall within the SEC>

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Fall sports within the SEC are heading for a delay, if not an outright cancellation.

Today, the first round of delays were revealed, as the SEC announced it’s postponing the start of the volleyball, soccer and cross country seasons through at least August 31. That includes all exhibition and non-conference games.

The hope is this will provide extra time for the league and its members to prepare for the safe return of competition amid the coronavirus outbreak. Any rescheduling of non-conference contests impacted by delays of fall seasons will be determined by each school.

SEC institutions will continue to follow the guidance of the Conference’s Return to Activity and Medical Advisory Task Force and the NCAA’s Resocialization of College Sports Guidelines as student-athletes prepare for fall sports.

It’s probably just a matter of time until the SEC, as well as other conferences, announce that the 2020 college football season will be delayed, though it’s in serious danger of being canceled altogether.