SEC Announces Plan For 10-Game, Conference-Only Schedule Beginning Sept. 26

By Kevin Harrish on July 30, 2020 at 4:56 pm
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The SEC is going with a conference-only slate, too.

The league will move forward with a 10-game conference-only schedule beginning on Sept. 26, it announced on Wednesday. The schedule will include one mid-season open date for each school and an open date on Dec. 12 for all schools with the SEC Football Championship Game will be played on Dec. 19.

"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," SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said. "This new schedule supports the safety measures that are being taken by each of our institutions to ensure the health of our campus communities."

With the SEC's announcement, most Power Five conferences now have plans to play conference-only schedules.

The SEC becomes the third Power Five conference to announce it will play a conference-only football schedule this fall, joining the Big Ten and the PAC-12. The ACC announced a plan to play 10 conference games plus one non-conference game while the Big XII has announced no plans for an adjusted schedule.

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