The Pac-12 Conference will move to a modified, conference-only football schedule for the fall. The move, however, may not limit the schedule to nine games, with the conference expected to decide on a final number by the end of July.
Among the games that will no longer be played as the Pac-12 plans to implement a conference-only slate are USC vs. Alabama (Sept. 5, Arlington), Cal vs. TCU (Sept. 5), Washington State vs. Houston (Sept. 12), and Colorado at Texas A&M (Sept. 19). The Big Ten’s cancellation of nonconference games nixed Washington vs. Michigan (Sept. 5) and Oregon vs. Ohio State (Sept. 12).
The moves to conference-only scheduling were anticipated as college football finishes up its worst week since the nationwide shutdown in mid-March.
Pac-12 CEO Group announces decision to schedule conference-only play for several Fall sports & to delay move toward mandatory athletics activities.
Full announcement ➡️ https://t.co/A6PNFSeZ5d
— Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) July 10, 2020
Pac-12 student-athletes who choose not to participate in athletics during the coming academic year because of safety concerns about COVID-19 will continue to have their scholarships honored by their university and will remain in good standing with their team. https://t.co/jGrWDv6XCI
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) July 10, 2020
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