The Pac-12 was the lone remaining Power 5 holdout when it came to the 2020 fall season, but that all changed Thursday night when the conference announced a seven-game season beginning Nov. 6.
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The Pac-12 announced it will play a seven-game football schedule beginning Nov. 6 following a vote by the conference's CEO group on Thursday.
- Pac-12 to play 7-game schedule starting in Nov.
- Calif., Oregon governors give Pac-12 OK to play
- Arizona sports could return after false positives
- Texas Tech adds transfer Schooler from Arizona
California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown told Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott that there are no state restrictions on the conference's ability to resume playing football.
The University of Arizona could return to athletic activities next week after retests of COVID-19 for 13 student-athletes have shown 11 false positives.
Texas Tech has added graduate transfer Colin Schooler, a linebacker from Arizona.
For all the free-agent fans who won't have a Big Ten or Pac-12 team to root for this fall, we're here to help you out.
The Pac-12, following a decision from the Big Ten, voted to postpone all sports, including football and basketball, through the end of the year.
The CFB Pod: The latest on UConn canceling its season, the new Big Ten schedule, players opting out and the Pac-12 player unity group
Kevin Negandhi spins the wheel of college football news, first with Heather Dinich as they discuss UConn canceling its season, the Big Ten revising its schedule to accommodate teams potentially quarantining, the role of the NCAA Board of Governors and if this is the the start of the Power Five schools breaking off from the NCAA (1:07). Then, Adam Rittenberg joins the podcast to talk about #BigTenUnited, how #BigTenUnited differs from the Pac-12’s player unity group, the potential for more NFL-caliber players to opt out of the season and the Pac-12 planning a loan program to rescue athletic departments if the season doesn’t happen (14:56). Later, Harry Lyles Jr. goes deep on the Pac-12 players’ demands for the conference and the “blueprint” they’ve created (28:00).
The Pac-12 players' letter addressing player safety and social issues underscores how student-athletes are finding their voice.
A group of Pac-12 football players penned a letter to the conference outlining concerns they have in regard to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as economic and social issues.
A group of Pac-12 football players is threatening to opt out of both preseason camps and games until negotiations with the league regarding concerns about racial injustice, their safety during the coronavirus pandemic and other demands are completed.
The Pac-12 approved a 10-game conference-only schedule for football in which each team will play five home games and five road games, with the conference title game taking place on Dec. 18 or 19.
Arizona will resume team activities next week and bring freshmen to campus beginning Monday as part of a phased return of its athletic programs, the school announced.
Arizona offensive lineman Edgar Burrola, suspended last week for violating the program's coronavirus safety protocol, admitted fault, but said he was distrustful of the Wildcats' medical staff, as well.
Arizona offensive lineman Edgar Burrola, who started six games in 2019, has been suspended by the school for violating coronavirus protocols.
A plan for a 10-game conference-only football schedule for Pac-12 teams would include built-in bye weeks in case there are games that cannot be played as scheduled, sources told ESPN.
Three out of the 83 Arizona football players still on campus for voluntary offseason workouts tested positive for the coronavirus.
A day after the Big Ten announced it would play a conference-only schedule in all sports this fall, the Pac-12 voted to do the same Friday during a meeting of athletics directors, university presidents and conference officials.
The Cardinals' rookie running back out of Arizona State already has a line of shirts before he has played in his first professional game.