Georgia leadership approves Florida game staying in Jacksonville despite pandemic

ATHENS — Georgia and Florida athletic directors have indicated the schools’ annual rivalry game will remain in Jacksonville this season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

UGA athletic director Greg McGarity told DawgNation on Thursday that plans are for Kirby Smart and his Bulldogs to make the 339-mile trip to Jacksonville as scheduled.

“Scott (Stricklin) and I spoke about this on Monday and agreed the game would remain in Jacksonville,” McGarity said.

The SEC athletic directors met in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday for a 9-hour conference involving issues surrounding the league’s pending fall sports seasons.


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