SEC Releases Statement on Athletics Activities

Published 2:37 pm Friday, April 3, 2020

All Southeastern Conference activity restart dates are being pushed back, yet again.

The SEC announced Friday that all in-person athletics activities, including team and individual practices, meetings and other organized gatherings, whether voluntary or required will be suspended through at least May 31. This suspension includes all camps and coaches clinics.

These decisions are based on public health advisories related to continuing developments associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19). The SEC had previously announced that in-person athletics activities were suspended through April 15.

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In addition, virtual film review that does not include physical activity is permissible.  Effective April 6, activity of this nature will be expanded to four (4) hours per week consistent with an NCAA rule waiver and NCAA legislation, an increase from the previously permissible maximum of two (2) hours per week.  Any such activity must be scheduled in accordance with the institution’s established Time Management Policy and must not interfere with required class time for online instruction.

SEC member institutions will continue to provide their student-athletes with care and support to meet needs in areas including academics, medical care, mental health and wellness, nutrition and housing as needed.