Auburn, Ala (EETV)- The Southeastern Conference announced a 10-game conference-only schedule for the 2020 football season.
The season will begin Sept. 26, three weeks later than the orginal planned start date. The conference championship game is pushed back two weeks and will be played Dec. 19.
Each program will have a midseason bye week, along with an open slot on Dec. 12 to account for the possibility of postponed games.
In a usual season, Auburn would only play eight conference games. With the revised 10-game schedule, Auburn will add matches against South Carolina and Tennessee.
The decision comes one day after the ACC decided to play a 10-game conference-only schedule in addition one nonconference game. Earlier this month, both the Big Ten and Pac-12 decided to move to a conference-only schedule as well.
Auburn's original nonconference schedule included Alcorn State, North Carolina, Southern Mississippi and UMass. Currently, there are no known plans to make up these canceled games.