UCLA-Cal set Sunday after Arizona State, Utah cancellation

Just hours after the Pac-12’s California and UCLA-related games were canceled, the conference announced that the teams would play each other Sunday in the Rose Bowl.

Pac-12 said in a statement, “The timing of the game is in line with the conference’s commitment to providing opportunities for student-athletes through maximum timeliness flexibility while prioritizing health and safety.”

Kickoff is set for noon ET, and the game will be broadcast on FS1.

Cal was originally scheduled to play at Arizona State, and UCLA was scheduled to host Utah. Those games were canceled due to positive cases of COVID-19 and related contact tracing for Arizona State and Utah.

UCLA athletic director Martin Jarmond said in a statement, “First and foremost I want to focus on our football student-athletes on their resilience and amidst a lot of uncertainty.” “I would like to thank Jim Nowlton, Justin Wilcox, and the Cal football program, as well as the Pac-12 Conference leadership, for working diligently with us to find a way to compete this weekend. And we will be on Sunday Excited to host the beer at the Rose Bowl. “

Cal’s game against Washington was canceled last week as a result of contact tracing protocols related to a positive case of COVID-19. The Golden Bears were without many players, including the entire defensive line, who were not expected to be able to get out of quarantine until Sunday.

It is not clear when the bears will travel to Pasadena. However, due to the initial kickoff, it is likely to occur on Saturday, before players are scheduled to exit quarantine.

“We know from the beginning of this epidemic that there can be challenges this season and we need to be flexible and find creative ways to keep our student-athletes health and safety in mind, which is our No. 1 priority. . ” “Cal athletic director Noelton said in a statement.” It’s definitely an emotional rollercoaster for those in our program, especially for our student-athletes, but we need to be as diligent as ever and in federal, state And need to proceed within local protocols. We appreciate all the work involved. Able to play this game at short notice. “

As a result of scheduling changes, the UCLA-Oregon game scheduled for next Friday will take place on November 21.


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