The SWAC is planning on potentially playing their college football in the spring. The Pac-12 Conference has already switched it’s upcoming football schedule to a conference-only one. And in another weird twist of fate, the 2020 Pac-12 Football Media Day, which was expected to be done virtually has been postponed indefinitely by the league.
Obviously, the fall-out of odd decisions made in relation to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic can’t be measured easily, but the Conference of Champions already had previously rescheduled their late July in-person media days in Los Angeles to a virtual one that would be held around a similar time. The idea of postponing this now virtual media day is to apparently have the session take place closer to when the conference sees itself taking the field this fall.
Pac-12 Comissioner Larry Scott commented on the postponement, stating that “the health and safety of our student-athletes and all those connected to Pac-12 sports continues to be our number one priority. Our decisions have and will be guided by science and data, and based upon the trends and indicators over the past days, it has become clear that we need to provide ourselves with maximum flexibility to schedule, and to delay any movement to the next phase of return-to-play activities.”