Greg Sankey releases statement following meeting with 14 SEC athletic directors
The SEC’s 14 athletic directors met Monday in Birmingham, Alabama, at the SEC’s headquarters. No big decisions were expected from the meeting.
Following the lengthy meeting that concluded around 6 p.m. ET, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey released as statement.
“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,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement. “The ability to personally interact over the course of an entire day contributed to the productivity of the meeting.
“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.”
Those present at the meeting heard from the SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force and discussed the COVID-19 pandemic as it pertains to fall sports.
The conference concluded that it will make its decision late July about fall sports.