Big 12 media day cancelled

MORGANTOWN — We may or may not have a world with college football but right now it appears we are going to have a world without the Big 12’s Virtual Media Day, which was canceled by the league Thursday for the second time and not rescheduled.

Media Day originally was slated to be held on July 20-21 but was pushed back to this coming Monday, Aug. 3.

Now, still caught up in the midst of the COVID-19 virus and the uncertainty of whether there will be a season or what form it will take if it is played, the league has decided that it really was an exercise in futility to go ahead with it at this time.

“There continues to be a lot more questions than answers about what the football season will look like,” said Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “A media day is intended to talk football and the prospects for the season. Part of that discussion is who you will be playing and when. With the ongoing consideration of scheduling models by our Board of Directors, this is the best course of action at this time. “

Bowlsby does plan to schedule a media briefing in the near future when it’s expected he will lay out the direction the Big 12 will take to try and get through these trying times.

With each passing day, it seems more and more likely that college football could be pushed back into the spring semester, especially as the disease rages through the Sun Belt states where most of the SEC and many ACC teams are located.

The safety of the athletes and the coaches, as well as the fans of college football, remains paramount and right now no solid decisions can be reached. Considering that each league has gone different ways, as far as scheduling goes, it appears that this year is headed toward conference only schedules, if they play at all.

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