Pac-12 to start 7-game sea­son Nov. 6

Fol­lows Big Ten’s lead in over­turn­ing Au­gust de­ci­sion to post­pone.

The Times-Tribune - - SPORTS - BY RALPH D. RUSSO PAC,

The Pac-12 set a Nov. 6 start date Thurs­day for a seven-game foot­ball sea­son, fol­low­ing the Big

Ten in over­turn­ing an Au­gust de­ci­sion to post­pone un­til spring be­cause of con­cerns about play­ing through the pan­demic.

With the con­fer­ence hav­ing se­cured daily COVID-19 test­ing for its ath­letes and hav­ing been given the green light from some state and lo­cal health of­fi­cials in Cal­i­for­nia

and Ore­gon, the Pac-12 univer­sity pres­i­dents voted unan­i­mously to lift a Jan. 1 mora­to­rium on ath­letic com­pe­ti­tion.

The Pac-12’s men’s and women’s bas­ket­ball sea­sons can start Nov. 25, in line with the NCAA’S re­cently an­nounced open­ing date. The foot­ball cham­pi­onship game is set for Dec. 18 — along with other cross-di­vi­sion games that week­end — putting the con­fer­ence in play for Col­lege Foot­ball Play­off and New Year’s Six Bowl se­lec­tion.

A ma­jor col­lege foot­ball sea­son that six weeks ago seemed to be in peril, slowly crum­bling away, is re­form­ing and has a chance to be al­most whole by Novem­ber. The Big Ten re­versed course last week, with kick­off sched­uled for the week­end of Oct. 24.

The Moun­tain West pres­i­dents were meet­ing Thurs­day night to

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