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Big 12 cancels Virtual Media Day

As the SEC moved closer to announcing that it will only play a conference schedule this fall in football, the Big 12 announced on Thursday the cancelation of the conference Virtual Media Day scheduled for Aug. 3

Originally scheduled for July 20-21, the annual event was moved online in early May, then condensed into one day and moved back two weeks. Now it’s not clear whether the event will happen at all — the conference left open the possibility of holding it, but did not have further information to provide.

“There continues to be a lot more questions than answers about what the football season will look like,” said Big 12 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 on-going consideration of scheduling models by our Board of Directors, this is the best course of action at this time.”

After the SEC’s decision becomes official, the Big 12 will be the last Power Five conference to announce its plans for the football season, which looks increasingly likely not to include non-conference play.

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