SEC Scheduling Model Eliminates Annual Governor’s Cup Game In 2020

Chris Humphrey

The Southeastern Conference’s decision to play a ten game conference only schedule means the annual Governor’s Cup meeting between Louisville and Kentucky will not happen in 2020.

The SEC joins the Big 10 and the PAC 12 by decision the play a conference only schedule. The league is also pushing the season.of its season to Saturday, Sept. 26, what was originally scheduled to be Week 4 of the 2020 campaign.

On Wednesday the ACC announced a scheduling model that featured ten game conference games and one non conference game with an option to play an eleventh game with a non conference team from within your state.

The ball was in the SEC’s court and they decided to put.

The Louisville vs. Kentucky match-up is one of many power five games that now will not be played in 2020.

Alabama vs. USC
Auburn vs. North Carolina
Texas @ LSU
Miss. State @ NC State
Ole Miss vs. Baylor
Colorado @ Texas A&M
Florida @ Florida State
Georgia vs. Virginia
Georgia Tech @ Georgia
Kentucky @ Louisville
USC @ Clemson
Tennessee @ Oklahoma
Vanderbilt @ Kansas State

The ACC, Big 10 and Big 12 were believed to be working together in recent weeks to ensure that all three leagues would follow the same protocols with so many scheduled games between the three leagues.

“This new plan for a football schedule is consistent with the educational goals of our universities to allow for the safe and orderly return to campus of their student populations and to provide a healthy learning environment during these unique circumstances presented by the COVID-19 virus,” SEC commissioner Greg Sanky said on Thursday.

“We believe these schedule adjustments offer the best opportunity to complete a full season by giving us the ability to adapt to the fluid nature of the virus and the flexibility to adjust schedules as necessary if disruptions occur. It is regrettable that some of our traditional non-conference rivalries cannot take place in 2020 under this plan, but these are unique, and hopefully temporary, circumstances that call for unconventional measures.”

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