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Tennessee-Vanderbilt game postponed

Vols Wire logo Vols Wire 11/24/2020 Dan Harralson
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The Vols (2-5, 2-5 SEC) were scheduled to play at Vanderbilt (0-7, 0-7 SEC) Saturday in Week 10 of a 10-game, SEC-only schedule.

The Southeastern Conference announced Monday the in-state contest has been postponed. The SEC released a press release regarding this week’s altered schedule.

SEC press release:

The Arkansas at Missouri football game of Nov. 28 has been postponed, resulting in rescheduling of games that include Vanderbilt playing at Missouri on Nov. 28 and the postponement of the Tennessee at Vanderbilt game originally scheduled for Nov. 28.

The Arkansas at Missouri football game of Nov. 28 has been postponed due to combination of positive tests, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the Arkansas football program, consistent with Southeastern Conference COVID-19 management requirements.

The Vanderbilt at Missouri game is a rescheduling of a game postponed on Oct. 17. The game will be played at noon EST on Saturday on the SEC Network.

The Tennessee at Vanderbilt game is postponed for the purpose of facilitating the rescheduling of the Vanderbilt at Missouri game. This rescheduling of games allows for the continued opportunity for all 14 teams to play all 10 games in the 2020 season.

“As we continue to adapt to the current realities, it important to remain flexible as we move forward in the final weeks of the season,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. “Contact tracing continues to be the biggest contributing factor to game interruptions. We will continue to manage the remaining weeks of the football schedule to allow for as many games to be played as possible.”

The opportunity to reschedule the Arkansas at Missouri and Tennessee at Vanderbilt games will be evaluated. The rescheduling of games on the remaining SEC football schedule will include Dec. 19 as a play date.

The SEC’s COVID-19 management requirements, as developed by the SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force, are available on SECsports.com.

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