Herb Vincent on SEC canceling play for the rest of 2019-2020 athletic year

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SEC Associate Commisioner Herb Vincent joined Jordy and T-Bob to talk about the SEC canceling athletics for the rest of the Spring and Summer.

“Probably when we started seeing the CDC warnings of gatherings of 50 people or less and then the White House came out with 10 people or less, it became inevitable,” Vincent said.

This virus has created an unprecidented situation in sports around the country. How will they continue to make decisions?

“I don’t think there is a blue print for any of this, except that you have good people in good positions for a reason,” Vincent said. “I think we have a great leader in Greg Sankey.”

A lot of people have asked why they are cancelling things in June when it’s March right now. What went into that decision?

“We were surprised by the cancellation going all the way out to the College World Series,” Vincent said. “I don’t think the commisioner has questioned the decisions of the NCAA, but I think he was disturbed by the lack of information that led to that decision.”

The NCAA announced that they would be giving another year of eligibility to Spring athletes. What was the conference’s feeling about that?

“In general it’s a great opportunity for student athletes,” Vincent said. “Most of these athletes don’t go pro, so for most of them, this is what they have.”

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