SEC announces 2 games rescheduled for Week 10 due to COVID-19 issues at Arkansas
The SEC announced some major changes to this week’s schedule on Monday evening.
Per a release from the league, the Arkansas-Mizzou game has been postponed due to COVID-19 issues in the Arkansas program. Mizzou will still play this week, though, as the Tigers will host Vanderbilt in a game that was postponed earlier this season.
Unfortunately for Tennessee, who was originally scheduled to play Vanderbilt this week, the Vols will now be left without an opponent.
Per the release, the league structured the schedule this way so that all 14 teams still have a chance to play 10 regular-season games. Commissioner Greg Sankey released a statement:
“As we continue to adapt to the current realities, it important to remain flexible as we move forward in the final weeks of the season,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. “Contact tracing continues to be the biggest contributing factor to game interruptions. We will continue to manage the remaining weeks of the football schedule to allow for as many games to be played as possible.”
We’ll see what happens with the Vanderbilt-Tennessee and Arkansas-Mizzou games moving forward. Dec. 12 and Dec. 19 are being used league-wide as makeup dates. Both games have the potential to be rescheduled for the later dates.