Are you looking forward to a nice October Saturday afternoon at the iconic Coliseum in Los Angeles? How about a Saturday evening with a beautiful view at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena? Well you can forget about that. At least for this year.
The Pac 12 Conference has unanimously voted to postpone all sports, including football and basketball, until the end of the year due to concerns regarding the coronavirus. Our Saturdays in the fall watching USC and UCLA football will have to wait. There is a possibility that football could be played in the spring as the conference will reevaluate the situation after January 1, 2021 but at this point nothing is guaranteed.
We posted the USC schedule last week when the Pac 12 released the football schedules for all of the conference schools. But like everything else in 2020 that was more hope than reality. The announcement today pushes everything back to 2021 and even that may not happen.
“The health, safety and well-being of our student-athletes and all those connected to Pac-12 sports has been our number one priority since the start of this current crisis,” Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said in a statement. “Our student-athletes, fans, staff and all those who love college sports would like to have seen the season played this calendar year as originally planned, and we know how disappointing this is.”
And the nightmare of 2020 continues.