SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey Says Games Won’t Be Rescheduled Because Of Coronavirus, Teams Might Have To Forfeit

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The SEC won’t reschedule football games this season because of coronavirus.

According to Brody Miller, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey announced Monday during SEC Media Days that games canceled because of positive coronavirus tests won’t be rescheduled. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

In fact, he even took it a step further and suggested teams who can’t field a team will have to forfeit. He’s placing the burden to get vaccinated on teams, and it sounds like there won’t be much wiggle room.

I have torn feelings on this decision. On one hand, we know that you can still contract coronavirus after you’ve been vaccinated.

The vaccine is a great defense against the virus, but it’s not a 100% guarantee that you don’t get the virus.

In theory, you could have a team with a bunch of vaccinated players who test positive. Should they be punished and forced to forfeit a game? I’d say no.


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At the same time, we have to get back to 100% normalcy, and we need to do it as quickly as possible. Postponing and rescheduling games can’t happen anymore.

We fought the great war to save football in 2020, and it’s now time to move forward. It might result in some tough decisions, but we have to do it.

We don’t have a choice. Football has to be played as it always has been and that means we’re not pushing games back.

While I see the downside, Sankey’s decision is the right one.