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
- 23 preseason All-Americans not slated to play
- Pac-12 postpones all sports through end of year
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.
No, the Big Ten and Pac-12 are not playing college football this fall. (We think.) Yes, their players -- plus those who opted out -- are included here. Why? To give a full sense of what we're missing this season. Let the debates begin.
Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons and Oregon tackle Penei Sewell are among 23 preseason All-Americans not slated to play this fall.
With so many conferences postponing their season, the truth is, many players might never put on a college football uniform again.
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.
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.
Demote the bad teams to make room for the up-and-comers? We look at the possibilities (even unrealistic ones).
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.
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