Big Ten announced Friday that the 2020 soccer media days and the luncheon kickoff, which is scheduled for July 22-23 in Chicago, will not be held on schedule to “ensure the health, safety and welfare of our students, athletes, coaches, administrators, fans, partners and media.”
The Big Ten is the third Power Five conference announcing changes to their event. ThatThe events will not be announced this summer. The Big Ten has not yet determined whether to follow the path established by their Power Five partners and become virtual or simply reschedule the event to a later date.
“The conference will continue to monitor the development of information and continue to consult with medical experts to determine the exact date and format for our annual event,” the conference said in a statement.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way college football the program has approached the offseason. Spring games are canceled, spring training sessions are cut short or canceled completely and players have not been permitted on campus to participate in voluntary training and training on campus.
There is light at the end of the tunnel. The NCAA announced earlier this week that they had, and students will be allowed to return to campus starting June 1. Ohio State has announced that they are targeting June 8 as the targeted return date. The SEC announced on that Friday for voluntary face-to-face training.
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