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SEC to Honor Scholarships of Athletes Not Returning to Field

By Adam Brown
Sports Editor
adam.brown@hottytoddy.com

The Southeastern Conference office announced on Friday student-athletes who elect not to return to the field or court for the fall 2020 semester due to health and/or safety concerns due to COVID-19 will not lose their scholarship.

Each university in the 14-member institution footprint will honor the scholarship and the student will remain in good standing with their team and conference.

The announcement comes in the result of a unanimous vote of the SEC’s Presidents and Chancellors following a recommendation of the Conference’s Athletics Directors.

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey released a statement on the league’s decision.

“SEC universities are committed to full support of its student-athletes, whether or not a student-athlete decides to participate in sports during these uncertain times,” Sankey said. “SEC student-athletes have frequently expressed their desire to compete, but it is important for student-athletes and their families to know the financial support committed to them by their institutions will not be at risk because of health concerns presented by the current pandemic.”


Adam Brown
Adam Brown
Sports Editor

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