Amid concerns of playing college football during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Southeastern Conference is pressing on and will announce its 2020 football schedule Monday on SEC Network.

In July, the SEC established that its teams would play a 10-game conference-only schedule with Week 1 set to begin Sept. 26. The championship game is scheduled for Dec. 19 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

The conference-only schedule eliminates big rivalry games like Clemson and South Carolina, Florida and Florida State, and Georgia and Georgia Tech.

How to watch 2020 schedule announcement

SEC Network will be airing a special show to discuss the football season in its entirety.

When: 7 p.m.ET/ 6 p.m. CT on Monday

TV: SEC Network

Online live stream: Watch ESPN

How to watch, listen Week 1 schedule reveal

Pairings of Week 1 will be announced on “The Paul Finebaum Show” on Monday.

When: 3 p.m. ET/ 2 p.m. CT on Monday

TV: SEC Network

Online live stream:Watch ESPN

The Paul Finebaum Show on radio:ESPN radio

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While the SEC, Atlantic Coast Conference and Big 12 are pushing forward, the Big Ten and Pac-12 are receiving pushback from players and parents for canceling its fall season.

Justin Fields, one of the Big Ten’s most prominent players is pleading for the conference to reverse its decision of postponing the season. The Ohio State quarterback and potential Heisman Trophy candidate created a #WeWantToPlay petition addressed to Big Tenn commissioner Kevin Warren, Big Ten university presidents and Big Ten athletic directors. The petition, that Fields tweeted out on Sunday, had more than 200,000 signatures by Sunday night.

Parents of Iowa football players are also continuing their fight for fall football with a hand-delivered letter to the Big Ten offices in Chicago on Friday morning.

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