2020 SEC Media Days: Conference announces final plans
SEC Football Media Days were scheduled for July 13-16 at the College Football Hall of Fame and Omni Hotel in Atlanta. The coronavirus pandemic, however has changed those plans. The conference announced Wednesday that instead of traditional media days it will be holding SEC Virtual Football Media Days.
“Conducting football media days in a virtual format will provide us the opportunity to manage the event in a healthy manner as we continue to be impacted by COVID-19, and will provide flexibility for our programs to adjust their preparation for the 2020 football season according to the preseason calendar that is expected to be expanded due to the cancellation of the spring football season,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement released by the conference. “We look forward to returning to our traditional media days format in 2021.”
Per the SEC, the virtual event will feature Sankey’s annual “State of the SEC” address, as well as media sessions with the conference’s 14 head coaches and select student-athletes from each school. The conference says it is “in planning” with the SEC Network to provide “wall-to-wall” coverage of the virtual event.
The dates and times for SEC Virtual Football Media Days have not been announced at this time.