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Pac-12 to play football in 2020, announce start date [report]

© Kirby Lee | 2019 Oct 19

The Pac-12 football season was canceled, and then it wasn’t.

The conference will play a seven-game season starting on Nov. 6, according to a report by ESPN. The decision to do so is a reversal of course for the Pac-12, who announced previously that they would not play football until at least January of 2021, with no access to daily coronavirus testing.

Things changed this month when FDA-approved daily tests that are expected to be operational in early October. There was also the pressure of the other power five conferences, all four of which have previously announced they will play in 2020, the Big Ten making an announcement last week.

The Pac-12 has not yet received confirmation if it will be eligible for the college football playoff. The league’s conference championship game is scheduled for Dec. 18.


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