Pac-12 Conference announces postponement of competitions until next year
The news came on the same day that the Big Ten Conference made a postponement announcement about the 2020-2021 fall season
The Facts Inside Our Reporter’s Notebook
The Pac-12 Conference on Tuesday announced that it will postpone competitions for the remainder of 2020.
"The decision was made after consultation with athletics directors and with the Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee who expressed concern with moving forward with contact practice," according to the announcement.
"Our athletic programs are a part of broader campuses in communities where in many cases the prevalence of COVID-19 is significant. We will continue to monitor the situation and when conditions change we will be ready to explore all options to play the impacted sports in the new calendar year," Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said.
"We know that this is a difficult day for our student-athletes, and our hearts go out to them and their families," he said. "We have made clear that all of their scholarships will be guaranteed, and that as a Conference we are strongly encouraging the NCAA to grant them an additional year of eligibility."
The news came on the same day that the Big Ten Conference made a postponement announcement about the 2020-2021 fall season.
There have been more than 5.1 million coronavirus cases in the U.S. and more than 164,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
News, Not Noise
- Adam Schiff flips on security briefing access: good for Brennan, bad for Trump
- Trump wants to depart Washington on Inauguration Day while still officially president
- CNN blows story about Virginia man arrested at police checkpoint in Washington, D.C.
- Rep. Steve Cohen suggests that Trump voters in the National Guard should be viewed as "suspect"
- Near-majority believe impeachment trial after Trump leaves office is 'unnecessary'