The 2020 B1G Media Days will not be held as planned this summer. The conference made the announcement on Friday afternoon.
Media days were previously scheduled for July 22-23 in Chicago. Those plans have changed, although the B1G has not mentioned its alternative plans or dates for the event. Other conferences around college football have decided to hold a virtual format for media days.
“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 said in a statement. “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.”
Hosting a live media event with reporters, coaches, players and many others seems like an unnecessary risk just one month before the start of the college football season.
The SEC and ACC are the two conferences that have yet to make a call on media days.