The Big Ten is now backtracking on reports that it has canceled the 2020 season, with another vote scheduled for tonight. In response, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey is speaking out about his conference’s approach to the fall, suggesting that the league will continue to take its time with a decision.
…Deveoped testing protocols…We know concerns remain. We have never had a FB season in a COVID-19 environment. Can we play? I don’t know. We haven’t stopped trying. We support, educate and care for student-athletes every day, and will continue to do so…every day.
— Greg Sankey (@GregSankey) August 10, 2020
Unlike other conferences, the SEC pushed back its opening games to September 26 for this very reason. SEC athletic directors and presidents are meeting virtually today to discuss the latest developments, and if Sankey’s tweet is any indication, the season isn’t dead yet.