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The SEC formally announced their policies for event cancelations during the 2021-2022 athletic year, which includes the football season that is set to begin this week.

According to the release, teams that cannot play this season because of COVID-19 will forfeit the game and will be assigned a loss.
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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (August 30, 2021) - The Southeastern Conference announced on Monday policies for event cancellations in all sports for the 2021-22 athletics year as the SEC continues to monitor developments related to COVID-19.

In the event a team is unable to begin or complete a regular season Conference event due to the unavailability of participants (due to COVID-19, injuries or other reasons), that team will forfeit the contest and will be assigned a loss in the Conference standings. The opposing team that is ready to play will be credited with a win in the Conference standings. Both teams will be deemed to have played and completed the contest for purpose of the Conference standings.

If both teams are unable to compete due to the unavailability of participants (due to COVID-19, injuries or other reasons), both teams shall be deemed to have forfeited the game, with a loss assigned to both teams and applied to the conference standings. Both teams will be deemed to have played and completed the contest for purpose of the Conference standings.

The Commissioner retains discretion to declare a "no contest" for any event if extraordinary circumstances warrant.

Tie-breaker procedures specific to each sport will apply for determining Conference champions, division champions where applicable, and/or seeding in Conference championship events.

Any direct financial loss on the part of the school that was able to play a cancelled event may be submitted for consideration for reimbursement subject to approval from the SEC Executive Committee.

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8 Comments
Can you be declared the loser for refusing to play when a small hurricane is 500 miles east of your stadium, and heading away?
Reply25 days
Another * by champs name this year. Rush said the lefties wanted to take out football.
Reply25 days
Is this in line with the other forfeit rules? Asking because I don't know.
Reply26 days
"The Commissioner retains discretion to declare a "no contest" for any event if extraordinary circumstances warrant." AKA the Bama clause.
Reply26 days
I seem to remember Bama being the only team that didn’t have to cancel due to Covid.
26 days
The "Delta Variant" is fake and no test is available for it. The NCAA and SEC stripping opportunity from these kids is a crime. What they did to NC State in the CWS is criminal. No data or science exist to justify the positions of these organizations.
Reply26 days
Oh so the Delta Variant is fake? I lost two family members last week a hole. It’s very much real and the anti vaxxers are why we may have to forfeit games this year and ruin it for everyone.
25 days
Simply amazing that ignorance in the face of facts is upvoted and someone who has family that got killed is downvoted. What has happened to humanity?
25 days
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