The SEC has canceled all athletic events for the rest of the year due to coronavirus. However, there is hope that the conference's annual media days will go on as scheduled.
This year's SEC Media Days are currently set for July 13-16 from Atlanta. Right now, there are no plans to push the event back or cancel it outright due to the coronavirus pandemic.
SEC commissioner Mike Sankey was asked about this topic on a Wednesday media conference call. Sankey is hopeful that the annual rite of passage for college football season will still take place.
"I’m going to be (glass) half-full right now, we are full steam ahead on Atlanta planning for Media Days,” Sankey said, via Saturday Down South.
Of course, one week ago, the SEC thought its conference tournament would go off without a hitch. That's before coronavirus wreaked havoc on everything, forcing the cancellation of March Madness and bringing sports as a whole to a halt.
As a result, Sankey recognized that he has to remain fluid on the plan for SEC media says.
“Last Thursday morning, I was full steam ahead playing a basketball tournament and was disrupted,” he said. “So, we will prepare for disruption but will plan as if in July we will have Media Days opportunity as scheduled and that’s the best answer I can give you at this moment.”
Right now, it is way too early to predict what the country will look like four months from now. We won't be able to forecast the fate of SEC media days for a while.
Hopefully, these quarantining measures we are all taking will pay off and college football will be played as normal this fall.