REPORT: SEC presidents expected to discuss plans for fall athletics in impromptu meeting

REPORT: SEC presidents expected to discuss plans for fall athletics in impromptu meeting
(Source: WTVM)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Presidents of schools in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) are scheduled to have an unexpected meeting Monday, Aug. 10, according to Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger.

It is expected that the SEC Presidents are meeting to discuss plans for this upcoming fall sports season. A vote on the 2020 season isn’t expected.

This meeting comes as multiple reports of the Big Ten cancelling their college football season.

LSU Athletic Director Scott Woodward released a statement weighing on the upcoming season.

“We remain steadfast in our approach in the Southeastern Conference, taking all the available time to gather as much information as possible in order to make informed decisions. We are united in our process and our focus on the safety and well-being of our student-athletes. The recent flood of reports surrounding college athletics does not alter that approach. As we have said since the beginning, we are patiently working through each and every variable following the direction of our Return to Safety and Medical Guidance Task Force. I believe our student-athletes want to play. We owe it to them to make every effort to do so safely.”

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey also took to social media as well to share his thoughts.

RELATED: Report: Big Ten cancels its 2020 college football season

According to ESPN, officials with the Pac-12 are expected to meet Tuesday, Aug. 11 to vote on a decision to move forward with a fall season.

“The growing sense around the conference is that it is highly unlikely the Pac-12 will move forward with a fall season amid concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic and will look to playing in the spring, if possible, sources said.”

On Sunday, Aug. 9, Commissioners with the Power 5 Conferences held an “emergency meeting” to discuss the possibility of playing the college football season this fall as well as other fall sports according to ESPN.

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