Arkansas Athletic Director Planning For Football
According to Susan El Khoury of KARK News, in a meeting with the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees, Athletic Director Hunter Yurachek declared the Razorbacks were planning on beginning football practice in mid-July and beginning the 2020 season on time. Yurachek discussed social distancing, disinfecting the stadiums and having employees wear PPE but also pointed out they have time to make these decisions with football season several months away.
While it is important for athletic directors and school presidents to plan for the future and it is a good sign that they're planning for football, it is important to note the Razorbacks still need approval from the SEC in regards to beginning practice. Currently the SEC has a ban on all in-person gatherings until May 31. They also suspended all camps and coaching clinics last week until July 31.
This statement from the Arkansas AD comes on the heels of Alabama President Stuart Bell stating last week that the Crimson Tide is planning on an on-time football season as well. There are still several hurdles to clear for kickoff in September but signs are trending in the right direction.