UCLA-Utah Football Game Cancelled
The Pac-12 today, Nov. 13, issued the following statement regarding the Utah at UCLA football game, previously scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 14:
"The Pac-12 has, after consultation with Utah, cancelled the Utah at UCLA football game scheduled for November 14. This decision was made under the Pac-12's football game cancellation policy due to Utah not having the minimum number of scholarship players available for the game as a result of a number of positive football student-athlete COVID-19 cases and resulting isolation of additional football student-athletes under contact tracing protocols. Under Conference policy, the game will be declared a no contest.
The cancellation of this game is very disappointing to our student-athletes and our fans. At the same time it is further indication that our health and safety protocols are working in identifying positive cases and contact tracing cases. While all of us want to see our football student-athletes on the field competing, our number one priority must continue to be the health and safety of all those connected to Pac-12 football programs."
Statement from the Alice and Nahum Lainer Family Director of Athletics Martin Jarmond:
"I share in the disappointment felt by our football student-athletes, coaches and staff at the news of the cancellation of our home opener tomorrow against the University of Utah. Disappointment aside, there's no question it was the right decision. The health and safety of Pac-12 student-athletes, coaches and staff remains our guiding principle. As we have said all along, this season is all about remaining flexible, and our team will stay ready to play."