In order to accommodate several of its teams dealing with spikes in COVID-19 cases, the Southeastern Conference has reshuffled its schedule. The news was announced Friday afternoon via the various social media networks.
With two games already having to be postponed this weekend, including Florida-LSU and Missouri-Vanderbilt, this was the most logical way to press forward with the 2020 season and account for the changes that had to be made.
Those changes include the following:
- Kentucky at Missouri moves from Oct. 31 to Oct. 24 at 4 pm ET on the SEC Network
- South Carolina at LSU remains on Oct. 24, changes game time to 7 pm ET on ESPN
- Georgia at Kentucky moves from Oct. 24 to Oct. 31 at Noon ET on the SEC Network
- Missouri at Florida moves from Oct. 24 to Oct. 31 at 7:30 ET on the SEC Network Alternate
- Vanderbilt at Missouri moves from Oct. 17 to Dec. 12, with time and network TBA
- LSU at Florida moves from Oct. 17 to Dec. 12, with time and network TBA
The most notable change continues to be LSU visiting Florida. Despite the struggles by the Tigers in Week 1, the improvement they’ve show on a week-to-week basis points to them being a completely different team come Dec. 12.
This might not be the last of the changes, however. Teams such as Alabama and Ole Miss continue to deal with a few issues related to COVID-19, so it’ll be interesting to see how things can or will be changed if those issues continue into future weeks.
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