The Pac-12 has officially announced that the football season has been cancelled for the fall of 2020. While the goal is to play it in the spring, all athletic competition has been suspended until at the very earliest January 1, 2021.
With the news spreading and all the talk coming from those in the Pac-12 CEO Group as well as Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott, California Golden Bears head coach Justin Wilcox wasted no time at supplying his statement and thoughts on the decision:
“The COVID-19 pandemic has obviously put all of us in an incredibly difficult and complex situation. I am disappointed for our student-athletes that there will not be a Pac-12 football season this fall. They have had a great attitude through all of this uncertainty. But our ultimate responsibility is to keep everyone involved in our program as healthy and safe as possible. We have listened to and been guided by the advice of our health experts throughout this process, and our presidents and chancellors have had to make difficult decisions. Even though there will not be Pac-12 football games thisf all, we must continue to help our student-athletes remain healthy and safe, and we look forward to playing football when we are given the green light to do so.
— Justin Wilcox”
The full statement can also be found:
Statement from Justin Wilcox. pic.twitter.com/xiUBmC5yB1— Cal Football (@CalFootball) August 11, 2020