Two FBS leagues already planning virtual football media days
Two FBS conferences are already planning on hosting their annual football media days virtually, according to a report.
On Wednesday, the Mountain West was the first conference to determine that it will have a virtual media days ahead of the 2020 season. Thursday, the MAC announced the same decision, according to Stadium’s Brett McMurphy.
McMurphy also stated that it would be unlikely that any of the 10 FBS conferences hosted an on-site media day like in previous years. So far, now Power Five leagues have made similar announcements.
MAC announces it will have virtual football media day. Yesterday, Mountain West announced same. Doubtful any of the 10 FBS conferences will have on-site football media days as in past years
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) April 30, 2020
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced decision-makers in college athletics to create contingency plans for various sports and events. While media days does prove to be beneficial for many, it is possible to be done virtually.
With the rise of Zoom video conferences and teleconferences, coaches and players could easily speak with media members for an allotted amount of time virtually. It may just be a matter of time before more conferences make similar announcements.