Mizzou Tigers to Play 10 Game SEC Football Schedule
Mizzou Director of Athletics Jim Sterk sent out a letter updating fans on how COVID-19 is impacting sports and student athletes at Mizzou. In the letter Sterk outlines what the 2020 Football season will look like too.
This afternoon, the SEC Presidents and Chancellors voted to play a 10-game conference game only 2020 football schedule, starting Saturday, Sept. 26 and ending Saturday, Dec. 5. Each team will have one mid-season open week, with Saturday, December 12, being held open for the purpose of rescheduling games if needed, and the SEC Championship Game moving to Saturday, Dec. 19.
Sterk goes on to write that the University should know more how the season will play out for other fall sports after Tuesday's NCAA Board of Governor's meeting.
As for football. The Tigers will face all six SEC East Division Opponents as well as well as Mississippi State, Arkansas and two other opponents from the SEC West Division with one of those games being played at home. Additionally, Sterk anticipates this year's Arkansas game will be held in Columbia, not Kansas City.
The letter also touched on the new SEC policy allowing students to opt out of playing this season and not lose their scholarships. A policy which Serk says, "is the right decision for all student-athletes nationally, not just within the SEC."
As for fans in the stands this year Sterk writes that the school will announce their plans when they are formalized and that the health and well being of the school's student-athletes, staff, and loyal Mizzou fans are first and foremost in the school's decision making process. He also mentioned there will probably be limited capacity in the stadium and the several new safety protocols will be put in place.