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Saturday’s Washington vs. Cal game canceled, might not be rescheduled

The Pac-12 season has a cancelation before it even gets started thanks to Covid-19.

Nikko Remigio of the California Golden Bears catches 6 yard touchdown pass over Jartavius Martin #21 of the Illinois Fighting Illini during the second half of the RedBox Bowl at Levi’s Stadium on December 30, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. California won the game 35-20. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Here at college football game cancelation headquarters, we’d like to welcome the Pac-12 to the mix as the Conference of Champions as the Washington Huskies vs. Cal Golden Bears is off as UC-Berkeley has too many players in Covid-19 contact tracing to meet the minimum scholarship threshold.

Washington also made a statement understanding the issue:

“Our students, coaches and staff have put in incredible amount of hard work to get to this point and we are deeply disappointed they won’t have the opportunity to compete Saturday in Berkeley. I’m also disappointed for Husky Nation, they have been so patient and supportive, and we know they couldn’t wait to cheer on our Dawgs this weekend. With that said, the policies and protocols developed by the Pac-12, local and state officials placed the health and safety of students, coaches and staff at the forefront. We will now turn our attention to next week and start our preparations for Oregon State.”

This is the second game cancelation today after Tulsa and Navy also said they would not compete on Saturday.

Because of the Pac-12’s compressed schedule, it might be impossible to make this Pac-12 North game up later this season as well. Both teams have a game scheduled every weekend between now and December 19th during the mini-season that allows just six games per team in 2020.