New UW Huskies, WSU Cougars 2020 football schedules released

New UW Huskies, WSU Cougars 2020 football schedules released

Besides USC-UCLA, the other traditional rivalry game being moved is Arizona-Arizona State, which also will be held on the first weekend. The Cougars, who are not members of any conference, will be forced to drop scheduled games against Utah, Michigan State, Arizona State, Minnesota, Missouri and Stanford.

The balanced, 10-game schedule includes five home games and five road games for each team and includes both a bye week and open week - leaving room for teams to reschedule games in case of COVID-19-related cancellations.

WSU plays 10 of the 12 teams from its original fall schedule, but the revised version adds a 10th game at USC. Due to the pandemic, the conference joined the national trend of playing only conference games this season.

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott acknowledged the possibility earlier in the day that some member schools might not receive approval to play by the September 26 date.

The two-year deal with Las Vegas and the Pac-12 will instead begin in 2021, Commissioner Larry Scott said. "We preserved the possibility of a College Football Playoff because we all have stayed in sync".

I mention this because the Pac-12's 2020 conference-only football schedule, released Friday afternoon, ultimately could wind up on the same scrap heap.

Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren sent a letter to the conference's athletic directors dated July 30 saying the conference would decide within the next five days whether its schools can start preseason practice.

Return-to-competition plans were determined following extensive consultation with the Pac-12 Medical Advisory Committee, the league said. Allowing specifically USC and UCLA, two Pac-12 cornerstones, to begin August 17 doesn't seem feasible at the moment.

The Arizona State Sun Devils football season will get off to a fast start this year.

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