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Sports No changes to SEC football schedule as conference continues wait-and-see approach

04:08  14 july  2020
04:08  14 july  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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SEC . Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey has scheduled a meeting on Monday with the league's athletic directors to discuss plans for the upcoming football The Big 12 hasn't made any decisions about its football schedules yet, preferring instead to take a wait - and - see approach .

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The Big Ten and Pac-12 decided last week to nix their nonconference football games and limit member institutions a conference-only schedule amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The SEC is making no such move – at least as of now.

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said Monday the conference will continue to take a wait-and-see approach with hopes of having more information to make a decision later this month.

"It is clear that current circumstances related to COVID-19 must improve and we will continue to closely monitor developments around the virus on a daily basis," Sankey said. "In the coming weeks we will continue to meet regularly with campus leaders via videoconferences and gather relevant information while guided by medical advisors. We believe that late July will provide the best clarity for making the important decisions ahead of us."

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The 2020 SEC Football Schedule was officially announced on Wednesday. Conference play begins on Saturday, September 12 with Kentucky at Florida and Vanderbilt at Missouri. Featured 2020 non- conference match-ups include Alabama vs. USC (in Arlington, TX), Arkansas at Notre Dame

In that scenario, SEC schools could take a more aggressive approach in scheduling non- conference games to offset the extra conference game others are playing. Personally, I think it could go either way. SEC teams don’t absolutely have to add a conference game to have a tougher schedule .

Greg Sankey wearing a suit and tie: SEC commissioner Greg Sankey speaks during SEC football media day at the College Football Hall of Fame on July 16, 2018 in Atlanta, Ga. © Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports SEC commissioner Greg Sankey speaks during SEC football media day at the College Football Hall of Fame on July 16, 2018 in Atlanta, Ga.

Like the SEC, the ACC and Big 12 have not followed in the footsteps of the Big Ten or the Pac-12. Additionally, no Group of Five conferences have opted for a conference-only schedule.

SEC athletic directors met Monday in Birmingham, Alabama, amid uncertainty about fall sports, including lucrative football seasons.

"We had a productive meeting on Monday and engaged in discussions on a number of important issues that will contribute to critical decisions to be made in the weeks ahead," Sankey said. "The ability to personally interact over the course of an entire day contributed to the productivity of the meeting."

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Currently, the SEC plays an 8-game conference schedule and will do so for the 2012 season with 14 teams. Each team will play six divisional games, one And Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley said that conference realignment is “tampering with something that has made college football so special.”

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The Big Ten and Pac-12's decisions last week that their institutions will not play nonconference football games this fall resulted in speculation about whether other Power Five conferences also might move to a conference-only schedule.

No SEC teams had nonconference games scheduled with Big Ten institutions. Two games were scheduled against Pac-12 teams. Alabama was scheduled to play Southern California, and Texas A&M was scheduled to play Colorado.

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Blake Toppmeyer covers University of Tennessee football. Email him at blake.toppmeyer@knoxnews.com and follow him on Twitter @btoppmeyer.

This article originally appeared on Knoxville News Sentinel: No changes to SEC football schedule as conference continues wait-and-see approach

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The Southeastern Conference ( SEC ) is an American college athletic conference whose member institutions are located primarily in the South Central and Southeastern United States.

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