The Pack-12 Announced August 11th It will consider returning to the game after the calendar is flipped to 2021. However, last week saw a series of improvements and this opened the door for the league this Wednesday Join Big Ten Returning to the field earlier than expected.
Leaders in California and Oregon moved Wednesday to ease state health restrictions, which would prevent six of the league’s 12 teams from training. Citing a source, ESPN’s Heather Dinich Announced that Pack-12 could play again in early October if district officials at the location of each project eased restrictions that would allow teams to train.
CBS Sports’ Tennis Todd Back-12 sources ask if the beginning of November is the most achievable date for the league. However, efforts will be made in early October to consider the final date of the college football playoff rankings for the final season of the season on December 20th.
The Big-Ten could match the Big-12 in late October, which announced its football season on Wednesday, the weekend of October 24th.
Although the first Power Five League Announce a plan For the daily rapid COVID-19 test, the Pack-12 faced more obstacles in returning to play than its Power Five Cohorts. Some of them began to fall on Wednesday as governors in California and Oregon cleared the way for plans in both states to return to implementation.
Some projects also require local health permits, and two people in the same district received it late Wednesday as USC Athletics Director Mike Bone and UCLA Athletics Director Martin Jormond spoke with health officials in the Los Angeles county. Pack-12 plans to return to play, According to John Wilner San Jose Mercury News.
Back-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said the league “welcomes” the reports of the governors of California and Oregon, following a statement earlier Wednesday. Scott also suggested that universities approach local health officials soon.
“We look forward to the opportunity for our student-athletes to play this season and soon be able to do so safely and in accordance with public health authority approvals,” Scott said.
If Pack-12 gets the training it needs to start the football season in late October, it will be possible to restore the natural feel to the 2020 college football slate after only three of the Power Five conferences appear early. Play this fall.
The 14-team Big Ten fits into eight regular season games before hosting its conference title game (and six consolation games) on December 19th. Pack-12 has two fewer members and can match up to eight games starting Oct. 31 and 24 or seven games starting Oct. 31.