Big Ten announces league's Media Days 'will not be held as scheduled'
The Big Ten has issued a statement regarding the league’s Media Days without providing much clarity on the event.
While we wait to hear from the SEC regarding its Media Days, set to be held July 13-16 in Atlanta, the Big Ten has announced its event “will not be held as scheduled” on Friday.
What exactly does that mean? Good luck figuring it out.
Here’s the statement issued by the Big Ten on Friday:
“Following discussions with Big Ten member institutions, the Big Ten Conference announced today that the 2020 Big Ten Football Media Days and Kickoff Luncheon scheduled to take place July 22-23 in Chicago will not be held as scheduled in order to ensure the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, fans, partners and media. The Conference will continue to monitor developing information and continue to consult with medical experts to determine the appropriate dates and format for our annual event.”
SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey has stated many times that SEC Media Days 2020 is set to be held on time and in person, but obviously, that could change upon further review. Sankey has also previously expressed his desire to not go to a virtual Media Days setup, preferring to keep the event in-person, if possible.