Pac-12 postpones fall football season

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TEMPE, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 09: Pac-12 logo on the field during the NCAAF game at Sun Devil Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. The Trojans defeated the Sun Devils 31-26. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Pac-12 cancelled its fall football season and will instead play in spring 2021, according to Stadium’s Brett McMurphy. The conference will have an official announcement at 3:30 p.m CT.

The Pac-12 is the second Power Five conference to cancel its fall football season. The Big Ten made the decision to postpone its season earlier today. The Pac-12 CEO Group also voted unanimously to postpone all sports competitions through the rest of 2020. The conference will honor the scholarship for athletes the postponement impacts.

“Ultimately, our decision was guided by science and a deep commitment to the health and welfare of student-athletes. We certainly hope that the Pac-12 will be able to return to competition in the New Year,” President of the University of Oregon Michael H. Schill said.

The SEC is still waiting before making a decision about playing football in 2020. Commissioner Greg Sankey spoke on the Dan Patrick Show and said the conference is proceeding with fall football after receiving medical advice on the pandemic.

“Our medical advisory group has said, ‘Yes, we can continue to go forward.’ Should that advice change, that would certainly be a stopping point,” Sankey said.

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