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Road Trips, Halloween Parties and Contact Tracing: Inside the SEC's COVID Predicament

At Texas A&M, it was a road trip. At LSU, it was a Halloween party. At Mississippi State, it was, quite possibly, other students on campus.

Over the last few days, COVID-19 found its way into SEC football facilities in an assortment of ways. But positive cases aren’t necessarily behind the league postponing four of the seven games this weekend. What is?

“Candidly,” SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said Wednesday, “the numbers around contact tracing have emerged as one of our biggest challenges to playing.” Contact tracing “magnifies” any positive, Sankey says.