Alabama-LSU; Texas A&M-Tennessee Games Postponed Due To COVID-19
By Jason Hall
November 10, 2020
The Southeastern Conference officially announced both games were postponed due to "a combination of positive tests, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the LSU and Texas A&M programs," which was consistent with the league's coronavirus management requirements.
"While it is unfortunate to have multiple postponements in the same week, we began the season with the understanding interruptions to the schedule were possible and we have remained focused throughout the season on the health of everyone around our programs," said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey in a press release on the conference's official website. "We must remain vigilant, within our programs and in our communities, to prevent the spread of the virus and to manage activities that contribute to these interruptions."
The news comes one day after the conference postponed the Auburn-Mississippi State matchup initially scheduled for Saturday due to positive tests and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the Mississippi State football program. Both the Auburn-Mississippi State and Texas A&M-Tennessee matchups have already been tentatively rescheduled for December 12.
LSU already has a previously scheduled matchup for December 12, so the league will continue to evaluate other options for rescheduling the game, which may include an opening on December 19.
The SEC's COVID-19 management requirements were developed by the SEC's Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force amid the coronavirus pandemic. More information can be found on SECSports.com.