Pac-12 football appears to be likely in 2020 after all. With the Big Ten voting to comeback later this season despite originally postponing its season, the Pac-12 looks on course to reverse its decision as well.
The conference’s CEO Group released a statement late on Friday saying it plans to meet Thursday, Sept. 24 to “make a decision regarding possible return to play prior to Jan. 1.”
Statement from the Pac-12 CEO Group: pic.twitter.com/j7n1vZQ2dz— Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) September 19, 2020
The season looks even more likely as certain schools who couldn’t practice — the Oregon, Los Angeles, Bay Area schools — have reached out to government officials to allow them to group together. While Cal and Stanford still await approval, Oregon, Oregon State, USC and UCLA have been approved to begin practicing by local officials.
Reports have eyed a Halloween or Nov. 7 start day for games allowing around a six or seven game conference season before the Pac-12 Championship game and allowing the conference an opportunity at the college football playoff. The Big Ten, which restarts Oct. 23-24, will have eight regular-season games.
Do you think this is the correct choice for the conference? Will the games be enough for the conference? What other questions do you have?