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Report: SEC ADs meeting Monday to discuss fall sports

Field Level Media
11 Jul 2020, 05:55 GMT+10

Southeastern Conference athletic directors will meet Monday at the league offices in Birmingham, Ala., to discuss the fall sports schedule, Sports Illustrated reported Friday.

It is believed to the first in-person meeting for SEC leaders since the coronavirus pandemic halted the league's men's basketball tournament in March.

The report said the meeting has been planned for weeks and is not a reaction to Wednesday's announcement by the Ivy League to postpone fall sports, or to Thursday's decision by the Big Ten to limit the fall schedule to league-only competition.

"The aim is for commissioner Greg Sankey to gather candid, in-person feedback from each athletic director about how they believe the conference should proceed with fall sports -- especially football," the Sports Illustrated report said.

The SEC football season is set to kick off on Sept. 3 when Kentucky hosts Eastern Michigan. The Sept. 5 slate of games includes a nonconference clash between Alabama and Southern California in Arlington, Texas.

--Field Level Media

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