SEC releases statement planning to continue forward with fall college football season

Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide, Kirby Smart, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide, Kirby Smart, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

The SEC has no current plans to cancel or postpone the 2020 fall football campaign. 

Proverbial bombs were dropped in the college sports world on Tuesday, as both the Pac-12 and Big Ten conferences announced there will be no sports played this fall. That’s right, folks, there will be no college football on the docket.

Immediately after both announcements were made, fans across the country went into a bit of a panic mode thinking their respective conferences could be next.

Over in the SEC, commissioner Greg Sankey has been adamant that there will be football next month, and he reiterated that once again on Tuesday.

Both the Pac-12 and the Big Ten canceled fall sports on Tuesday

Sankey acknowledged the decisions made by both the Pac-12 and Big Ten, and said he’ll be following up to see what factors helped play a role in such a tough call to be made. At the same time, Sankey had no problems saying he’s comfortable with his conference moving forward with their football plans.

Normally around this time of year, football teams across the country would be in fall camps getting ready for the year to begin. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, everything has been thrown into a loop. For the SEC, the decision was recently made to push back the start of the season, with Week 1 now scheduled to arrive on Sept. 26.

Although multiple conferences have called it quits on a 2020 season, the SEC and the ACC let the rest of the country know on Tuesday that’s not on their minds. They want their young men to take the field as planned, but also want to make sure they’re taking the protocol and safety regulations seriously.

For now, SEC fans can look forward to some football returning to their lives next month. If cases continue to rise throughout the country, though, we may be having a different discussion about things.

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