The Pac-12 is hurtling toward a significant policy reversal after the athletic directors agreed this week to allow non-conference games if a league matchup is canceled because of COVID-19 issues, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the discussions.
However, the change requires approval from the presidents and chancellors, who had previously banned non-conference games for the 2020 season.
The presidents discussed the issue on Tuesday, sources said, but it is not known whether a vote was taken.
The ability to play non-conference games would help fill vacancies if an odd number of teams are healthy enough to compete in a given week.
Because of Utah and Arizona State having so many outbreaks and cancelations, this would allow some of the top-tier teams in the league to schedule last-minute matchups with schools like BYU, Boise State, or others.
More on this story as it develops.