FILE: In this Oct. 10, 2015, file photo, a PAC-12 logo is displayed on the field before an NCAA college football game between Washington State and Oregon in Eugene, Ore. | AP
Could No. 8-ranked BYU, off to an 8-0 start for the first time since 2001, play a Pac-12 team this fall? Will the Utes add a nonconference game to their schedule?
Theoretically, it’s possible now. The Pac-12 approved for its members to play nonconference games, The Mercury News’ Jon Wilner reported Thursday.
BREAKING: #Pac12 approves non-conference games, per source.
— Jon Wilner (@wilnerhotline) November 19, 2020
This comes one day after Wilner reported discussions had taken place among league leaders about the possibility of allowing Pac-12 institutions to play out-of-conference games, if COVID-19 issues arose and forced cancellations during the conference’s six-week season.
So far, five Pac-12 games have been canceled due to COVID-19 issues, including two Utah football games — Nov. 7 against Arizona and Nov. 14 at UCLA. The Utes are scheduled to host USC this Saturday.
This story will be updated.
Source:: Deseret News – Sports News