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Big 12 Media Days pushed back to early August

The annual event is to be held virtually this year.

Big 12 Football Media Days Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images

The annual Media Days event for the Big 12 Conference is being pushed back two weeks, months after being changed from an in-person event held at AT&T Stadium to a virtual gathering.

In a press release, commissioner Bob Bowlsby said “as everyone is aware, our head coaches and student-athletes have not been able to collectively engage in organized team functions since athletics activities were suspended in March. We felt it was prudent to give coaches a chance to re-acclimate with their teams prior to participating in our annual season preview event.”

With the move, Media Days would occur the same week as what is expected to be report day, currently scheduled for August 7th. TCU’s season opener was scheduled for September 5th at Cal, but with the Pac 12 cancelling non-conference games, the Frogs are currently without an opponent until they host Prairie View on September 12th. There are rampant rumors about potential replacements for the Bears, including Alabama, UNLV, and Texas A&M.

A revised version of the original July 20-21 media day schedule is expected to be available in the coming days.