Sep 25, 2020 1:33 PM

Pac-12 football is back for the fall

Posted Sep 25, 2020 1:33 PM

UNDATED (AP) — There’s great news for West Coast football fans.

The Pac-12 has decided to play football this fall, reversing an August decision to postpone until spring because of concerns over COVID-19.

The conference’s CEO group of university presidents voted unanimously to resume football and basketball, lifting a Jan. 1 moratorium on athletic competition for Pac-12 schools. The football season will begin in early November and culminate with a championship game to be held on Dec. 18.

The men’s and women’s basketball seasons can start Nov. 25, in line with the NCAA’s recently announced opening date.

The Pac-12 is the latest Power-5 conference to reverse course after announcing the football season would be postponed. The Big Ten will open its season next month after initially deciding to delay or if necessary, cancel the season. The ACC and Big 12 began their seasons this month and the SEC starts up on Saturday.