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SEC Presidents Adopt Plan for Conference-only Football Schedule

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STARKVILLE, Miss. — The Southeastern Conference is planning on a 10-game, conference-only schedule for its fall football season.

The SEC presidents approved a plan on Thursday afternoon to move forward with a 10-game, conference-only football schedule. Athletic directors from across the league approved such a plan on Wednesday, passing it to the Presidents.

The news was first reported by Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger. This comes one day after the Atlantic Coast Conference adopted a 10-game conference schedule for its football teams in 2020.

According to this plan, football is set to begin on Sept. 26 and the SEC Championship game will be Dec. 19. SEC teams typically play eight conference games—six in their division and two from the opposite division. Each team in 2020 will play two additional games against opponents from the other division this season. The two additional games and locations are unclear at this time.

The Big Ten was the first FBS conference to officially announce changes to the 2020 college football schedule due to COVID-19, announcing on July 9 that it was moving to a conference-only schedule. One day later, the Pac-12 announced that it was following suit.