Two Pac-12 football games scheduled for Saturday were canceled due to positive COVID-19 tests, per announcements by the conference.
Cal at Arizona State was originally scheduled for Nov. 14, but a decision was made under the Pac-12’s football game cancellation policy due to Arizona State not having the minimum number of scholarship players available for the game.
A significant outbreak with ASU Football was reported by ESPN’s Matt Barrie, who said “An entire side of the ball” had tested positive for the Coronavirus and the situation was described by an Arizona State staff member as “Really, really bad.”
The situation within the ASU football program is dire. The facility is closed. An entire side of the ball has it. 6-staff members are positive. And they’re just at the beginning of the outbreak. When asked to describe it I was told: “This is bad. Really, really bad.”— Matt Barrie (@MattBarrie) November 13, 2020
The other game scheduled on Saturday that will not go on is Utah at UCLA . According to CBS Sports writer Barrett Salle, the Utes football team has 17 confirmed cases of the virus with another 11 member of the program currently in quarantine.
Utah has 17 confirmed positive cases among football student-athletes, coaches and staff, with an additional 11 members of the program now in quarantine due to contact tracing protocols. Utah is below the Pac-12 threshold of 53 available scholarship student-athletes.— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) November 13, 2020
Three people from UCLA’s athletic department including a football player tested positive for the COVID-19 before last week’s game vs. Colorado . No widespread cases with the Bruins staff have been reported.
In a move that is 100% 2020, Cal and UCLA have used the cancelled game circumstances to schedule their own matchup for THIS SUNDAY morning. Incredibly quick work by both athletic departments.
It's official, and it's wild.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 13, 2020
Cal and UCLA, who both had games canceled today, will meet *Sunday* at 9 am PT at the Rose Bowl. Will air on FS1.
CU is scheduled to host Arizona State at Folsom Field next week on Nov. 21. No word if that game will go on as scheduled.
Under Pac-12 Conference policy, any game canceled due to COVID-19 will be declared a no contest.