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UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (9/25)
944 31 3.3%
Total (8/4)
35,583 2,255 6.3%
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated September 25, 2020

‘This has nothing to do with money.’ Details on the return of Pac-12 sports

Following the announcement of the Pac-12 football and basketball seasons returning in 2020, conference commissioner Larry Scott along with University of Oregon President Michael Schill, Arizona State Athletic Director Ray Anderson and Senior Associate Athletic Director Doug Aukerman held a media webinar where they laid out its plans for a football and basketball season. Read more

Colin and Brenden Schooler announce transfer from Arizona

It’s the nightmare scenario that every program in the Pac-12 and Big Ten fears: star players and NFL prospects transferring out of its program to play for a team still attempting to have a college football season in the fall.  One Power 5 administrator predicted something like this to occur in an interview with The Athletic just a few weeks ago: “If we took initiative to cancel our own season before everyone else, we’d be raided.”  Read more

Kevin Sumlin talks scenarios for a spring season, extra preparation and more

A week ago the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences announced that they will postpone its college football seasons to the spring. The earliest these teams will start playing games again is Jan. 1, 2021. The Pac-12 conference is encouraging the NCAA to grant players that do not want to play for any reason this season an extra year of eligibility onto their college careers. On a more positive note, most of the players and coaches throughout the conference expect and have hopes of continuing this season in the coming months.  Read more

A college football season, in the middle of a pandemic, was simply too ambitious

It seemed as though the light at the end of the tunnel was finally becoming visible. Professional sports had resuscitated its seasons in a time where fans needed it most. The NCAA had started to build a foundation for fall sports, announcing a conference-only structure for its seasons and creating a complex plan to safely bring its student-athletes back to campus. The Pac-12, along with several other conferences, even released exact dates for when these games were going to be played. But, unfortunately, the reality of the situation became impossible to ignore. Read more

Details on the Pac-12 conference-only football schedule

The Pac-12 released its full 10-game schedule for each conference team on Friday, July 31. The season is headlined by a Territorial Cup between the University of Arizona and ASU followed by USC vs. UCLA and the University of Washington vs Stanford University in week one. The NCAA 20-hour practice rule will begin on Aug. 3 with training camps beginning on Aug. 17. The conference plans on beginning its football season on Sept. 26.  Read more