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The SEC will play a 10-game, conference-only football schedule as approved by SEC presidents and chancellors this afternoon. The season is set to begin on Sept. 26 and the SEC title game is scheduled for December 19 in Atlanta.

The schedule includes one bye week for each school in the middle of the season, as well as an open date on Dec. 12 for all teams.

"This new plan for a football schedule is consistent with the educational goals of our universities to allow for the safe and orderly return to campus of their student populations and to provide a healthy learning environment during these unique circumstances presented by the COVID-19 virus," SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement. "This new schedule supports the safety measures that are being taken by each of our institutions to ensure the health of our campus communities."

While a full schedule has not been released yet, the light at the end of the tunnel is beginning to shine brighter for college sports.