There won’t be any SEC athletic competitions in the month of August.
On Tuesday the conference announced that all volleyball, soccer and cross country competitions were postponed through Aug. 31. This includes scheduled exhibitions.
In a release, the conference said the move is designed to provide additional time to prepare for the safe return of competition on an adjusted timeline.
Auburn cross country did not have a meet scheduled until Sept. 4 and is unaffected by the changes, per a team spokesperson. Auburn soccer and volleyball had to yet release a schedule for the season but soccer kicked off on Aug. 22 last year and volleyball started on Aug. 24.
In the release, it was noted that any rescheduling of non-conference games by the postponement will be determined by each school.
On Monday the conferences athletic directors met for the first time since March to discuss possible scheduling options for the fall.
“The SEC continues to monitor developments related to COVID-19 as it evaluates the potential impact on fall schedules in all sports, with the understanding that the primary responsibility of the SEC and its institutions is to ensure the health and well-being of its student-athletes,” the conference said on Tuesday.
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