The hammer finally dropped yesterday. The Pac-12 and Big 10 officially postponed any football season until after the new year. The Big 12 still intends to go forward with their season. I’m neither an epidemiologist nor a university administrator, so I won’t pretend that I have better judgment on the subject than they do. What I can do is round up links to the commentary on the subject:
- Larry Stone writes that that the Pac-12 made a heartbreaking call, but a necessary and correct one given the circumstances.
- Christian Caple examines some of the key questions facing the UW program in the wake of the fall season cancellation.
- The Athletic also has a broader profile of the implications for the conference at large.
- The great Bill Connelly at ESPN outlined what a spring football season might look like and how it could impact the 2021 season.
- The Pac-12 United group reacted to the news of the season cancellation. They expressed disappointment that they weren’t more involved in the discussion leading to the decision.
- In something closer to on-field news, local LB recruit Will Latu will forgo his senior HS season and enroll at UW. 247 has an interview with Latu.
- Dan Raley of Husky Maven digs into the history of January games at Husky Stadium.
Earlier today, the Pac-12 CEO Group voted unanimously to postpone sport competitions through the end of the 2020 calendar year, including the fall football season, with the potential of return to competition in 2021.#GoHuskies— Washington Athletics (@UWAthletics) August 12, 2020
Statements from @UW President Ana Mari Cauce, Director of Athletics Jen Cohen, and @UW_Football Head Coach Jimmy Lake. #GoHuskies pic.twitter.com/Nh4iOmsTzB— Washington Athletics (@UWAthletics) August 11, 2020
According to the school's record book, the last fall without a UW football game was ... 1891, when they didn't field a team.— Christian Caple (@ChristianCaple) August 11, 2020