SEC Commissioner gives statement after Big Ten & Pac-12 postpone fall sports

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NASHVILLE, TN – MARCH 13: Greg Sankey the new commissioner of the SEC talks to the media before the quaterfinals of the SEC Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 13, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Greg Sankey, Southeastern Conference Commissioner, released this statement following the Big Ten and Pac-12 actions regarding 2020-21 athletics.

The Big Ten has postponed the 2020-21 fall sports season, including all regular-season contests and Big Ten Championships and Tournaments.

The Pac-12 has postponed all sport competitions through the end of the 2020 calendar year.

Sankey said he “look(s) forward to learning more about the factors that led the Big Ten and Pac-12 leadership to take these actions today.”

In Sankey’s statement he said in part, “I remain comfortable with the thorough and deliberate approach that the SEC and our 14 members are taking to support a healthy environment for our student-athletes.”

Sankey continued with, “we will continue to further refine our policies and protocols for a safe return to sports as we monitor developments around COVID-19 in a continued effort to support, educate and care for our student-athletes every day.”

The SEC has not announced any new changes to its 2020-21 fall sports calendar as of Tuesday afternoon.

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