Greg Sankey responds to Big Ten, Pac-12 postponing football

Ross Houston
August 14, 2020

"We're planning to follow that plan until we're told otherwise", an ACC coach told ESPN of playing in the fall.

"I don't think that's the right direction, really", he said.

To that end, Sankey downplayed reports that the SEC is considering plucking programs from other conferences that might cancel fall football.

"It is a roller coaster ride", said Sankey.

Update: Detroit Free Press reporting that the Big Ten has in fact canceled its fall football season.

There were rumors that the Pac-12 would be just behind the Big Ten and cancel their season as well, but instead we sit at at nearly 6:00 pm.

As it pertains to Clemson, CBS Sports first reported Monday that the ACC is is "trying to move forward (with playing) absolutely".

Sankey joked about being distracted by news alerts about Patrick's Monday report while meeting with SEC athletic directors but declined to speculate on the decisions of other conferences. "We have delayed our kickoff to September 26, which is more than three weeks after all of our universities will be open for classes". "Should that advice change, that would certainly be a stopping point". "The indicators are we can right now do what we're doing in a healthy way".

With COVID-19 threatening the fate of college football, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey took to the Dan Patrick Show Tuesday morning to share his thoughts on the SEC's 2020 football season. "We have made decisions to avoid some of the time pressures that I sense others are feeling". "I would be encouraged by that". "On Sunday, it was all over if I read social media, but we're still here".

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