PAC-12 Conference announces decision to resume football and basketball

The PAC-12 conference announced on Sept. 24 that they have reversed their decision to postpone all athletic competition until the beginning of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

It was announced officially by the conference that each university in the PAC-12 will now play a seven-game college football season, which will begin on Nov. 6, 2020 and end with the PAC-12 Championship on Dec. 18, 2020. Additionally, the PAC-12 announced their intentions to resume the women’s and men’s basketball seasons on Nov. 25, along with the return of Winter sports at an undetermined date.

While the PAC-12 has deemed it safe to resume athletic competition, the final decision still falls to the states and local health officials to decide whether or not universities may participate. Additionally, the conference voted to prohibit attendance to any games, but will revisit the decision on Jan. 1, 2021. 

For the time being, and although still limited, PAC-12 football, basketball, and Winter sports are back. 

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