Santa Clara County, home of the 49ers and Levi's Stadium, issued enhanced COVID-19 guidelines for professional, collegiate and youth sports on Saturday afternoon that effectively put a three-week ban on any contact sports taking place in the county.
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Saturday's rivalry game between San Jose State and Fresno State has been canceled because of contract-tracing protocols at Fresno State, the Mountain West announced Thursday.
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San Jose State's football game at New Mexico on Saturday has been relocated to San Jose as a result of public health orders in New Mexico.
The Mountain West will not feature separate divisions this year, and the two teams with the best conference winning percentage will play in the football title game on Dec. 19.
The San Jose State football team will travel 320 miles to Humboldt State to prepare for its Oct. 24 opener because local regulations restrict practicing in groups larger than 12.
The Mountain West became the second league Thursday to approve a fall football season, announcing it will play an eight-game slate starting the weekend of Oct. 24.
The Mountain West will postpone its fall sports season indefinitely. The conference is looking to the spring as an option for football and other fall sports.
California State University schools will remain primarily online this fall, raising doubts about whether member schools will field athletic teams for the rest of 2020.
San Diego State and Fresno State appear to be the teams to beat in the MWC West in 2020, but both have new coaches, so it could be an unpredictable season.
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