After a one year hiatus due to COVID-19, the annual Big Ten football media days event is set to make a return this July. However, COVID-19 has given it a twist. The annual event has always been held in Chicago, but will be held in Indianapolis this year.
The move was made because of COVID-19 restrictions still in place in Chicago, which has traditionally hosted media days. https://t.co/kT3e6Vnrzw— IndyStarSports (@IndyStarSports) May 25, 2021
With continuing COVID-19 restrictions in Chicago, Big Ten football media days has been relocated for 2021 to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on July 22-23. The standard media availability of the conference commissioner, Kevin Warren, all 14 football head coaches, and select players from each team will be in-person.
However, the traditional luncheon that has always been open to fans is likely to be made virtual this year. No word yet on whether bland conference room chicken meals will be sent via delivery services to your door for registering or not.
Michigan State is currently scheduled for July 23, along with Indiana, Iowa, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers and Wisconsin. When the Spartans release the players that will be joining, we will be sure to update you, along with the time scheduled for Mel Tucker’s comments before media.
Illlinois, Maryland, Michigan, Penn State, Nebraska, Northwestern, and Minnesota are scheduled to have their media sessions the day prior on July 22.