Status of Ducks-Huskies Unclear as UW Pauses Team-Related Football Activities
An increase in positive COVID-19 tests led to the Washington Huskies pausing all team-related football activities on Wednesday morning, according to Bruce Feldman.
#Washington football has paused all team-related football activities due to an increase in positive COVID-19 tests within the program. UDub won’t practice today…This weekend’s game vs Oregon is TBD.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 9, 2020
Obviously the biggest concern is the health and safety of the people testing positive for COVID-19. However, from a sports perspective, the Oregon Ducks need this game to be played.
Right now, UO sits right behind the Huskies in the Pac-12 North, and whoever wins would represent the North in the conference title game.
As the Seattle Times notes, if the game is canceled, the Huskies would win the North by default.
Our own John Canzano also has an idea if Ducks-Huskies can’t be played: How about Oregon vs. Ohio State?
Given the recent history for teams pausing team activities this late in the week, the outlook to play this game on Saturday looks bleak. However, it’s 2020 and weirder things have happened.
We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.