Pac-12 announces conference-only seasons for football, other sports

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Big Ten announcement leaves void in FAU, Miami football schedules

The University of Arizona football team was scheduled to host Hawaii in week zero, Portland State the following week and then travel to Texas Tech two weeks after that. "We may not have a college football season in the Big Ten".

For the hockey teams, this decision likely means no games will be played until January 1, 2021, at the earliest.

"The health and safety of our student-athletes and all those connected to Pac-12 sports continues to be our number one priority", Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said in a statement. The Ivy League has called off all fall sports.

That is after the Big Ten Conference announced on Thursday that it was limiting all fall sports competitions to conference opponents.

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A conference-only schedule, according to Fitzgerald, gives NU more flexibility to coordinate games.

The cancellation of the NCAA Tournament left the NCAA $375 million short in revenue scheduled to be paid to its member schools and the pandemic has continued to exacerbate financial shortcomings with many schools facing a drop in tuition revenue and lower attendance.

The decision affects men's and women's soccer as well as men's and women's cross country, field hockey, women's volleyball and football, a Power 5 conference. "We may not have sports in the fall". Now, USC fans dreaming of starting the season with a win over Alabama and finishing it with a victory over Notre Dame can begin regionalizing their aspirations for the 2020 campaign. The Conference comprises 12 leading US universities - the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Colorado, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, the University of Utah, the University of Washington and Washington State University. Hours before the Big Ten announcement, Northern Iowa, which will lose a September 5 game at Iowa, said it expected an athletics budget shortfall to exceed $1 million.

"Every department has its own philosophy, but I don't recall in my six years where a MAC team did not play at least a game where they're bringing home a pretty good check", Eastern Michigan coach Chris Creighton said. "We have no doubt it will look, feel and act differently than we have become accustomed to over time".

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