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SEC conducting first-ever virtual football media days

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Posted at 12:40 PM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 12:40:05-04

For the first time ever, the SEC will be conducting virtual football media days thanks to coronavirus concerns.

SEC Football Media Days was scheduled to be held in Atlanta, July 13-16, but dates and times for the now virtual event have not been announced.

“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,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. “We look forward to returning to our traditional media days format in 2021.”

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 SEC is in planning with the SEC Network to provide wall-to-wall coverage of the virtual event.