Football

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

Pac-12 joins Big-10 and ACC in conference-only schedule

The Pac-12 announced on Friday, July 10, it will be moving to a conference-only season for several fall sports as well as delaying the start of all mandatory athletic activities until further notice. The conference still intends on playing sports in the fall.   Read more