The South Eastern Conference has finally reached its decision on the upcoming season.
The conference has agreed to move forward with a 10-game conference-only schedule for 2020 along with pushing back the beginning of the season to Sept. 26, per Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger.
Along with the delay of the start of the season, the SEC Championship game has also been moved from Dec. 5 to the new date of Dec. 19.
League approved kickoff date is Sept. 26. Particulars on the schedule (the two additional games & locations) are unclear for now.
SEC title game Dec. 19.
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) July 30, 2020
With the conference shifting to a league only schedule, it has eliminated 10 other Power 5 matchups within the SEC including long standing rivalries like Florida vs Florida state and Georgia vs Georgia Tech.
“This new plan for a football schedule is consistent with the educational goals of our universities to allow for the safe and orderly return to campus of their student populations and to provide a healthy learning environment during these unique circumstances presented by the COVID-19 virus,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey in a press release. “This new schedule supports the safety measures that are being taken by each of our institutions to ensure the health of our campus communities.”
More details to come.
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