SEC pushes back football practice start date to Aug. 17
The start of Southeastern Conference football practices has been pushed back 10 days to Aug. 17.
The league announced a new preseason practice schedule Tuesday after previously announcing that SEC teams would play only league games and pushing the season start back to Sept. 26.
The new league-wide calendar allows for more days off and fewer practices than permitted under NCAA rules. From Aug. 7-16, teams are allowed to conduct up to 14 hours weekly of strength and conditioning, meetings and walkthroughs.
Starting Aug. 17, they can hold 25 practices with a limit of 20 hours per week of practice time. Coaches must allow two days off each week until game week.