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College Football: two-a-day workouts prohibited in SEC

When the Kentucky football team reports for fall camp this year, the Wildcats likely will arrive one week earlier than in previous years.

The Southeastern Conference adopted a policy that prohibits two-a-day workouts and limits the number of live contact drills a team can produce during preseason and regular-season workouts. A team can have no more than three live workouts during a given week and one day off per week is now mandatory for SEC schools.

The league’s athletic directors, presidents and chancellors adopted the guidelines created by the NCAa Sports Science Institute.

“We believe these measures will enhance the health and safety procedures SEC universities have already established to support their football programs,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said. “Student-athlete well-being will always be a priority for SEC member institutions and, as the NCAA Sports Science Institute has developed and provided guidance on the structure for football practice, everyone associated with this great sport must continue to adapt to keep the game safe while played at the highest competitive level.”

The policy will remain intact during the postseason as conference teams prepare for bowl games.

During the 15 spring workouts, only eight practices can be live and limited to two in a week and not during consecutive days.

Kentucky, coming off a 7-6 campaign, opens the regular-season on Sept. 2 at Southern Mississippi.

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