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Texas A&M AD Ross Bjork Releases Statement on College Football in 2020

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Ross Bjork issues statement on SEC decision for 2020 schedule.

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On July 30th, Director of Athletics Ross Bjork released an official response to the All-SEC delayed schedule that was announced previously. He also addressed moving the Arkansas game to Kyle Field, one small silver lining in all of this.

Ross Bjork Statement @12thMan Twitter Account

This is the right decision for the SEC, our athletics program, and most importantly the well-being of our student-athletes. Given the evolving nature of the current health challenge and the potential variables our University faces when thousands of students return to College Station, we believe a late September start for college football gives our students, student-athletes, staff, coaches, and university community the safest environment possible. An ‘SEC-only’ schedule give us clarity, hope, and optimism as we approach the weeks and months ahead.

In the near term, we will be releasing specific details of our Kyle Field capacity plan that follow Governor Abbott’s executive orders, and will provide options for season ticket holders, students, and fans so they can experience Texas A&M and SEC football in 2020. We will also work with the University of Arkansas and officials at AT&T Stadium to officially move our game to Kyle Field since we are the designated home team for this season.

- Ross Bjork, Director of Athletics, Texas A&M Athletics