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SEC athletic directors and conference officials met at the league office in Birmingham, Alabama on Monday to discuss issues surrounding the upcoming athletic season.

Following the meeting, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said that they will wait until late July to make decisions.

Per SECSports.com:

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (July 13, 2020) - The Southeastern Conference's Athletics Directors met on Monday at the SEC Office in Birmingham to discuss SEC and college athletics issues.

The athletics directors and members of the SEC staff convened Monday morning and met until late in the afternoon in the SEC's Kramer-Moore Conference Room, the largest conference room in the SEC Office which allowed for social distancing of the group. Several external groups and individuals participated by videoconference.

"We had a productive meeting on Monday and engaged in discussions on a number of important issues that will contribute to critical decisions to be made in the weeks ahead," said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. "The ability to personally interact over the course of an entire day contributed to the productivity of the meeting."

The meeting marked the first in-person meeting of the Conference athletics directors since the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament in Nashville in March. The athletics directors have met multiple times per week via videoconference since the discontinuation of athletic competition in March due to the pandemic.

"It is clear that current circumstances related to COVID-19 must improve and we will continue to closely monitor developments around the virus on a daily basis," Sankey said. "In the coming weeks we will continue to meet regularly with campus leaders via videoconferences and gather relevant information while guided by medical advisors. We believe that late July will provide the best clarity for making the important decisions ahead of us."

The athletic directors heard a report from members of the SEC's Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force and discussed issues relevant to the current pre-season calendar and the approaching fall seasons of competition, including an update on current COVID-19 testing procedures.

Among the topics discussed were possible scheduling options for holding athletic competition in the fall of 2020.

Also, among the topics discussed were game management best practices for ensuring a healthy environment at athletics events for student-athletes, coaches, officials, staff and fans.

The Athletics Directors also received updates on other matters common to Conference meetings.

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25 Comments
I do not trust that carpet bagging, socialist New York sewer rat.
Reply18 days
Screw a Greg Stankey! If him and his cronies were honest working people at the SEC headquarters they would stop screwing over LSU every year by pairing them with Florida every year, and then sometimes even GA in the same season. Meanwhile, Alabama gets softies Tennessee and either Vandy or Kentucky out of the east. It's ridiculous that they have this set up like this, LSU should be alternating playing Florida with Alabama as well as Georgia. The fact that LSU plays both GA and Fla in the same season sometimes is sheer lunacy!
Reply19 days
Is no one going to address the face that Hester(?) is making?
Reply21 days
Looks like he is dropping a mondo duke back there.
21 days
#18 does what #18 wants.
18 days
It’s all part of the libs plan to *^#+ America. Don’t you guys know that universities and colleges are a cesspool for everything that is happening now. The SEC is being pressured by Academia, Administrators and the media who all hate everything good about America. College Football ( SEC in particular)is about as Apple Pie as you can get. Destroy America First is the philosophy of all Marxist groups( BLM, Antifa- read there platform to Restructure America). Sankey will bend his knee unfortunately. Sadly all black Americans lives do matter but unfortunately many people mistakenly think Marxist led BLM will but won’t ( see Chicago ,NYC, Baltimore, Seattle to see how things are going down)
Reply21 days
College ball is good for America
20 days
Can we keep this to sports please? My kids live in the zone in Seattle that was subject of so much news. The bulk of what you saw on TV was photo-shopped into the images. It was more like a flower child sit-in with bongos and guitars. Has nothing to do with decisions the SEC needs to make nor does your commentary.
20 days
That photo is ripe for a captioning contest. I’ll start. Coach O: “Uh...Greg, when I asked for a stripper at half-time, you know I was only kidding. Right?”
Reply21 days
They gave us no information
Reply21 days
When does July become "late"??
Reply21 days
On October 31st.
18 days
Sankey looks like a mouth breather in that picture
Reply21 days
Sankey looks like a gigantic fat sausage.
Reply21 days
Greg Sankey! How did he get in control of the greatest sports conference on earth??!
Reply21 days
What the frick you want him to do so they are playing bar none?
21 days
*say
21 days
Let's all just cower to BLM and the Marxist. Whatever they say should work just fine.
Reply21 days
These people can’t figure what a targeting penalty should be; I don’t expect them to get it right on this either.
Reply21 days
So SEC officials correlate with the NCAA rule makers?
21 days
This gutless prick is prepping everyone for no football.
Reply21 days
Code for ..."whatever Nick wants we will do"
Reply21 days
Is there a spike in chynflu deaths? "It is clear that current circumstances related to COVID-19 must improve
Reply21 days
Yes
21 days
Nope. But they keep screaming, "Deaths will come! Deaths will come! You just wait!"
21 days
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