3 Big 12/SEC Pairings Cut In Wake Of ‘Conference Only’ Decision

Initially wavering between several different options on the table, the Southeastern Conference finally made a decision on the upcoming football season and schedule. Opting to play a conference only slate of opponents, the announcement affects the Oklahoma Sooners as well as other programs from various leagues.

Originally scheduling a contest between the Tennessee Volunteers and Oklahoma Sooners for September 12th, the game will no longer take place. It leaves a gaping hole in what would have been the nonconference portion of the season. Surveying the situation, four members of the Power 5 have now altered the schedule to provide more flexibility during this pandemic. The lone name having yet to make a decision is the Big 12.

The complete list of Big 12/SEC pairings impacted by the sweeping decision are as follows:

September 6 // Ole Miss at Baylor
September 12 // Texas at LSU
September 12 // Tennessee at Oklahoma

Previously petitioning the NCAA, Lincoln Riley and the Sooners moved the season opener to August 29th. That means we are officially less than a month away from kickoff in Norman. However, that may very well change once again. In the coming days, the Big 12 powers that be must reconvene in order to make an announcement of their own. Will the conference attempt to fill a few open dates by inviting BYU to the table?

Once the dust settles…

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