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SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey Says He Doesn’t ‘Know’ If Football Can Be Played

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SEC commissioner Greg Sankey is unsure what the future holds for college football.

The sport is in limbo at the moment because of the coronavirus pandemic, and there’s a growing belief that games won’t happen. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Sankey tweeted in part Monday, “Can we play? I don’t know. We haven’t stopped trying. We support, educate and care for student-athletes every day, and will continue to do so…every day.”

I hate to be the bearer of bad news for everyone here, but this sounds like Sankey preparing people for bad news.

This reads to me like he’s trying to mentally prepare people for the unfortunate reality that football isn’t happening.

I could be wrong, and I hope like hell that I am wrong. However, let’s just look at the facts. The past 72 hours have been the worst 72-hour run in the history of the sport.

The MAC canceled their season, it’s believed the Big 10 has done the same without an official announcement yet and more conferences will almost certainly follow.

There’s no silver lining here. There’s no good news. It’s just bad news and it’s a lot of bad news.

Keep checking back for more updates as we have them. Hopefully, something changes the tide, but I’m not holding my breath.