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TIMES ARE A CHANGING

By Marc Lawrence — Much like the Pac-12, with college football schedules across the country in flux amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the SEC has moved to a 10-game, conference-only schedule for the 2020 season. The SEC is also pushing the start of its season to Saturday, Sept. 26, what was originally scheduled to be Week 4 of the 2020 campaign. With the shift of the start of its season to Sept. 26, the SEC Championship Game will be pushed back two weeks to Saturday, Dec. 19. This creates flexibility amongst teams with two opportunities for makeup games as the adjusted schedule will feature a midseason bye week for each school and an open date for all programs on Dec. 12, one week before the title game. “We believe these schedule adjustments offer the best opportunity to complete a full season,” said SEC commissioner Greg Sankey. “It is regrettable that some of our traditional non-conference rivalries cannot take place in 2020 under this plan, but these are unique, and hopefully temporary, circumstances that call for unconventional measures.” See the new 2020 SEC football schedule here.

Trending Today

Golf’s first major of the year is scheduled to tee-off Thursday morning with the 2020 PGA Championship. Nineteen ESPN experts and staff members were polled to see who they had winning the event. Brooks Koepka was the overwhelming choice with 6 votes, followed by John Rahm and Justin Thomas with 3 each. Sean McDonough feels Rahm is the best player in the world right now, while Mike Greenberg likes Thomas, who he feels is having a great year and he’s won this event before. For and analysis on each of the 19 selections click here.

Grinding Out The Profits

From the PLAYBOOK ADVANTAGE for August – Free to all Coffee Club members at Playbook.com: Following up on yesterday’s 2020 NBA playoff take, when it comes to the postseason for the teams that made it to Disney for the league re-start, Houston owns the best record over the last 10 years as a playoff dog (25-13 ATS), while the LA Lakers are just 6-16 ATS as postseason puppies.

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