Report: Pac-12 to Begin Seven-Game Slate on Nov 6
Good news for West Coast football fans comes on the same day as Oregon Ducks head coach Mario Cristobal’s 50th birthday. The Pac-12 has reportedly voted to resume play on Nov 6. Jon Wilner had it first:
Our own John Canzano filled in some details:
The Pac-12’s CEO group made the decision Thursday afternoon, officially reversing the initial announced made in early August that the conference would postpone all sports until at Jan. 1, citing health concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Last week, the Big Ten conference made a similar announcement that they would begin playing its season starting on Oct. 24.
As of now, the Pac-12 has not received word on whether or not the conference would be ineligible for the College Football Playoff due to its reduced schedule. Regardless of whether the conference has a true contender for the Playoff, the eligibility component is still important so that it can be in position to receive a sizeable payout. There was a $66 million base payout made to each of the Power 5 conferences last season.
The Pac-12 is scheduled to hold a 5 p.m. conference call Thursday to discuss the decision to play.