As much as everyone wants sports to resume, announcements from sports-related authorities must be taken with a grain of salt, as the return of college football and other fall sports will likely hinge on a series of political decisions. And so, the world of sports received another encouraging announcement from a very important figure in Texas governor Greg Abbot, who says he believes college football will start on time in this fall. ,
SEC says June 8, Big 10 to let schools decide
While the NCAA authorized athletes to return to campuses beginning June 1, decisions are beginning to come down from the major conferences. The SEC voted to allow students to return for voluntary workouts and team activities June 8, while the Big 10 announced they intend to let individual schools decide what is best for them. Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith is intending on a June 8 start date as well.
Alabama and Auburn crack 2021 recruiting Top 25
It has been a bit of a slog on the recruiting trails for the Crimson Tide, but they are starting to bring it around, as their 2021 class found its way into its normal home inside the Top 25 rankings in the latest release, slotting in at 23rd. Their Iron Bowl rivals Auburn sit four spots above the Tide at #19. Alabama currently only has five commits in the class, the fewest of any top-25 recruiting class so far.
The top five stayed relatively the same, as Ohio State and Tennessee remain 1-2, while Clemson leapfrogged UNC to claim the third spot, and Florida trails the Tar Heels at #5. USC (6) and LSU(7) both climbed to the brink of the top 5, and Minnesota, Notre Dame, and Texas round out the top ten. The full top 25 is here.