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SEC pushes preseason practices back to August 17

The Mizzou football team's fall camp has been pushed back to August 17. The SEC made the league-wide mandate on Tuesday.

MU was originally scheduled to start fall camp on Friday. The SEC said the new calendar is based on the recommendations of the SEC's Return to Activiity and Medical Guidance Task Force.

According to a release from the league - "The new SEC calendar provides student-athletes with more days off than required by the NCAA and fewer practices than permitted by current NCAA rules."

The Mizzou football team will start its season on Sept. 26, which is three weeks later than MU's original kickoff date. As of now - the league hasn't released an updated schedule to reflect the 10-game conference only schedule.

The SEC will allow schools to have up to 14 hours a week of strength and conditioning, meetings and walkthroughs from August 7-16.

From August 17 until Sept. 26, MU can hold 25 practices. Those practices must be 20 hours or less per week.

The SEC said each school must have a five-day "acclimatization period." The league said players must have at least two days off a week before the start of the season.

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Andrew Kauffman

Andrew Kauffman is ABC 17’s sports director. He started working at the station in 2015.

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