Report: SEC postpones upcoming Media Days event
The Southeastern Conference has already announced the 2020 edition of SEC Media Days would not be held in Atlanta as originally scheduled on July 13-16 at the College Football Hall of Fame. Instead, the league is going virtual with its event.
According to a new report, the league also plans on postponing 2020 SEC Media Days.
John Talty of AL.com is reporting that the league’s upcoming Media Days has been pushed back and won’t take place on July 13-16. Talty also notes the SEC Network has removed coverage of the 2020 SEC Media Days event from the network’s broadcast schedule.
No date has been set for when the SEC plans to hold its virtual Media Days event.
The SEC announced its decision to move the Media Days event to a virtual format in early June. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey issued the following comment once that news became official.
“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. We look forward to returning to our traditional media days format in 2021.”
Previously, Sankey has expressed his desire to only hold the event in the immediate lead up to the coming college football season. What this news could mean for the college football season remains to be seen.