Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger reports the Southeastern Conference is moving closer to a 10-game, conference-only football schedule to help combat the coronavirus.
ADs agreed on the matter Wednesday and presidents are expected to meet Thursday, though they may delay a decision until next week.
This is a fluid situation. https://t.co/er591whOF0
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) July 29, 2020
SEC athletic directors met in Birmingham earlier this month and said a formal decision would be made about the football season in late July.
Several other conferences, including the Pac-12 and Big 10, have already moved to a conference-only format. The ACC announced Wednesday that it would go to an 11-game schedule (10 conference games and one non-conference).
As it stands, Texas A&M is scheduled to play three non-conference opponents in 2020, beginning with Sep. 5th’s season-opener against Abilene Christian.