Following the lead of the NFL Draft, the Mountain West Conference announced Wednesday their annual Football Media Days will be held virtually this summer.

The Mountain West has had its Football Media Summit in Las Vegas over the last several years. It was scheduled to move to Los Angeles and specifically, SoFi Stadium, in mid-July. SoFi Stadium will host the new "LA Bowl" game that the Mountain West champion will attend each year starting in 2020.

The MW released the following statement:

After discussions with our membership, TV partners, members of the media, and SoFi Stadium, the Mountain West will move its 2020 Football Media Days scheduled for July 16-17 to a virtual program on a date to be determined. The new innovative format will provide the opportunity for the promotion of a broader range of student-athletes, while also allowing media to participate who otherwise would not have been able to attend the event in-person. The later virtual program date will also permit maximum flexibility for MW football programs this summer.

The MW is the first league to publicly announce plans to hold its Football Media Days online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The University of Wyoming is one of the founding members of the Mountain West Conference, which was formed in 1999.

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