Marshfield (OnFocus) – Shortly after the Big Ten Conference announced the postponement of its fall sports season, the Pac 12 Conference followed suit, postponing all fall sports.
The decision to postpone all athletics by the Pac 12 actually extended through the end of the 2020 calendar year.
“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. The report and updated guidelines of the Committee can be found here: Pac-12 COVID-19 Return to Play Considerations – Aug. 10, 2020 and a full list of Committee members can be found here: Pac-12 Medical Advisory Committee. The Conference also announced that when conditions improve, it would consider a return to competition for impacted sports after January 1, 2021,” the conference shared in its press release.
“Student-athletes impacted by the postponement will continue to have their scholarships guaranteed. Additionally, the Pac-12 Conference strongly encourages that the NCAA grant students who opt out of competition this academic year an additional year of eligibility. As part of their guaranteed scholarships, they will continue to have university support, including academic advising and tutoring, among other support services,” the report added.
“We certainly hope that the Pac-12 will be able to return to competition in the New Year.” – PAC 12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott
Pac 12 members:
- University of Arizona
- Arizona State University
- University of California, Berkeley
- University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
- University of Colorado
- University of Oregon
- Oregon State University
- Stanford University
- University of Southern California(USC)
- University of Utah
- University of Washington
- Washington State University
For the Pac-12 official announcement, CLICK HERE
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