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No, SEC does not have to follow lead of Big 10, Pac 10 with 10-game seasons

Just because other leagues cut games, the SEC doesn’t have to be guided by that, but Bret Norsworthy from Sports56 in Memphis thinks it’s headed there.



It’s not exactly a news flash that the SEC cancelled the annual get-together of media folks to interview each other while hoping there is some kind of news from coaches and players.

The ongoing covid-19 pandemic has, more or less, changed things to the point where now everyone is anxiously awaiting word of the athletics directors gathered at the league’s mothership in Birmingham.

Speculation was rampant over the weekend the league would be going to a 10-game schedule of only league games.

With the Big 10 and the Pac 12 making their announcements last week without finding the need for the common courtesy to notify their non-conference opponents some have speculated the SEC HAS to do that, too.

No, the SEC doesn’t HAVE to do anything those conferences do. There is no single voice directing college football and probably won’t be after things settle down a little.

Bret Norsworthy from Sports 56 in Memphis may have been a little over-dramatic Monday morning with Tye Richardson and Tommy Craft (The Morning Rush) on ESPN Arkansas.

“It’s the biggest meeting the league has ever had since the league was founded in Knoxville in 1932,” he said. “It is of epic dire proportion. It is the apocolypse … not just for college football, but college sports and universities.”

Well, that’s Stats’ opinion and he may be right, but I don’t really think so. No college football could be like taking a sledgehammer to some financials at places but, by and large, they will continue.

We will see after the athletics directors meet Monday.

And we probably won’t have a definite answer until later in the month.

Just like they’ve said all along.


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