SEC commissioner Greg Sankey issues statement after Big Ten and Pac-12 cancel fall sports
Tuesday’s big news involved the Big Ten and Pac-12 canceling their fall sports seasons and pushing things back until 2021 at the earliest.
The SEC, ACC and Big 12 are the 3 Power 5 conferences still moving forward with plans to play football this fall.
On Tuesday evening, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey issued a statement, saying he looks forward to learning about why the other 2 conferences postponed their seasons:
— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) August 11, 2020
“I look forward to learning more about the factors that led the Big Ten and Pac-12 leadership to take these actions today,” Sankey’s statement reads. “I remain comfortable with the thorough and deliberate approach that the SEC and our 14 members are taking to support a healthy environment for our student-athletes. We will continue to further refine our policies and protocols for a safe return to sports as we monitor developments around COVID-19 in a continued effort to support, educate and care for our student-athletes every day.”
The SEC is moving forward with preseason preparations. That doesn’t mean a season will be played, per se, but it is an encouraging sign. We’ll see if things continue to progress well going on.