SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 CEO Group introduced today that the autumn season for a number of Pac-12 sports activities, together with soccer, males’s and ladies’s soccer and ladies’s volleyball, would schedule Conference-only video games, and that it’s delaying the beginning of necessary athletic actions, till a collection of well being and security indicators, which have lately trended in a damaging path, supplied enough optimistic knowledge to allow a transfer to a second section of return-to-play actions. The CEO Group made clear that it hopes to play soccer and all different fall sports activities supplied that it could meet the well being and security wants of its student-athletes and acquire applicable permissions from state and native well being authorities. Today’s resolution will end result within the begin dates for the impacted sports activities being delayed. The resolution is efficient instantly throughout all Pac-12 member universities and was made following a gathering of the Pac-12 CEO Group earlier today.
“The health and safety of our student-athletes and all those connected to Pac-12 sports continues to be our number one priority,” mentioned Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. “Our decisions have and will be guided by science and data, and based upon the trends and indicators over the past days, it has become clear that we need to provide ourselves with maximum flexibility to schedule, and to delay any movement to the next phase of return-to-play activities.”
“Competitive sports activities are an integral a part of the academic expertise for our student-athletes, and we are going to do all the things that we will to assist them in reaching their desires whereas on the identical time making certain that their well being and security is on the forefront,” mentioned Michael Schill, Pac-12 CEO Group Chair and President of the University of Oregon.
Pac-12 student-athletes who select to not take part in intercollegiate athletics in the course of the coming educational 12 months due to security issues about COVID-19 will proceed to have their scholarships honored by their college and can stay in good standing with their staff.
The Pac-12 has developed a collection of potential fall sport scheduling fashions together with Conference-only schedules and delayed season begins. Details on Conference-only schedules shall be introduced no later than July 31.
About the Pac-12 Conference
The Conference has a practice because the “Conference of Champions,” main the nation in NCAA Championships in 54 of the final 60 years, with 529 NCAA staff titles total. The Conference includes 12 main U.S. universities – the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Colorado, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, the University of Utah, the University of Washington and Washington State University. For more data on the Conference’s programs, member establishments, and Commissioner Larry Scott, go to Pac-12.com/conference.