During a chaotic day of college football, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey releases a statement
It’s been a whirlwind of a day in college football and not a single game has been played.
Reports surfaced early Monday morning that the Big Ten would cancel football this fall, with the Pac-12 expected to follow the B1G’s lead. Although other reports surfaced that the Big Ten would hold its official vote Monday night.
Nonetheless, the SEC, ACC and Big 12 haven’t made any sort of decision, and speculation is running rampant. The SEC is the power broker of college football, not the Big Ten, but it would likely need the Big 12 and the ACC to stand firm to play the season even if the B1G and Pac-12 decide to cancel.
In the midst of a chaotic day Monday, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey released a statement saying the SEC won’t stop trying to find a way to play this year.
“Best advice I’ve received since COVID-19: “Be patient. Take time when making decisions. This is all new & you’ll gain better information each day.” @SEC has been deliberate at each step since March…slowed return to practice…delayed 1st game to respect start of fall semester … Developed 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,” Sankey said on Twitter.
The SEC recently pushed its practice start date back to August 17 and the first game back to September 26 to allow to make the best and safest decision for the conference this fall.
Commissioner Sankey made it clear, though, that the Big Ten won’t dictate the SEC’s decision-making.