SEC to discuss plan for football and fall sports Monday

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Ron Higgins reporting for Tiger Rag...

The athletic directors of the 14 Southeastern Conference schools are scheduled to meet Monday at the league offices in Birmingham to continue discussions on the fate of the 2020 fall sports season, mostly notably football.

No decisions have yet to be made if and how the schedule will be altered if the league decides to play games as the coronavirus pandemic rages into its fifth month in August.

The Big Ten and the Pac 12 have already announced they will both play a “conference games only” football schedule. Pac 12 commissioner Larry Scott has tested positive for coronavirus.

The ACC and Big 12 both said they won’t make a decision on fall sports until late July. That’s the time frame that the SEC is also trending toward.

On ESPN Radio’s Marty and Magee Show on Saturday morning, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey was blunt about his waning optimism.

“We put a medical advisory group together in early April with the question, ‘What do we have to do to get back to activity?’ and they’ve been a big part of the conversation,” Sankey said.