Greg Sankey met with reporters in advance of the SEC’s springs meetings on Monday.

Sankey said one of the items on the agenda for SEC leaders to discuss is the possibility of introducing standardized “availability reports” leading up to games.

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This is a measure that the Big Ten instituted last August, becoming the first power conference to do so. The Big Ten requires its programs to submit athlete availability reports at least 2 hours before kickoff.

The need for injury reports is largely driven by sportsbooks and bettors. When player absences (due to injury, suspension, etc) go unreported, it can lead to less-accurate betting lines.

Sankey did tell reporters that he doesn’t expect a decision on availability reports to be made this week. The Big Ten did not officially announce their mandatory injury reports until Aug. 25, 2023 — just days before the regular season began.

The 2024 regular season is just a few months away. The first SEC games are scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 29. The first SEC game between conference foes is scheduled for Sept. 7 when Kentucky hosts South Carolina.

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