Skip to main content

Saturday’s Cal-USC Game Postponed To Dec. 4

Nov 9, 2021

Updated 4:45 pm PDT
The Pac-12 football game scheduled between Cal and USC for this Saturday has now been rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 4. The game was postponed earlier in the day due to additional Cal football student-athletes who tested positive for COVID-19 and are unavailable to practice this week or play in the contest. Cal contacted USC about rescheduling the game and the two schools agreed on the new date. The Pac-12 approved the decision to reschedule the game. The kickoff time and broadcast television network will be announced at a later date.

BERKELEY – The Pac-12 football game scheduled between Cal and USC for this Saturday has been postponed due to additional Cal football student-athletes who tested positive for COVID-19 and are unavailable to practice this week or play in the contest. Cal has contacted the Pac-12 about rescheduling the game later this season. 

"It was a difficult decision to postpone this Saturday's game against USC," Cal Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton said. "We know how important every one of our games is to our student-athletes, especially our seniors who have been incredible representatives of the program, but it was the right thing to do. Due to additional impact on specific position groups, we have decided to postpone Saturday's game. We have had multiple COVID-19 positives within our program, and we are taking every step we can to mitigate the spread and protect the greater community."

"Our heart goes out to all of the people who enjoy our games in so many ways and especially the players who only get so many chances to go out and play them," Travers Family Head Football Coach Justin Wilcox said. "Postponing this game was a last resort and not an action any of us wanted to take, however it was not possible for us to field a team on Saturday."

Those who have purchased tickets for this Saturday's game will receive direct communication from Cal Athletics.

Cal's next scheduled contest is the 124th Big Game at Stanford on Sat., Nov. 20 (4 pm PST, Pac-12 Network), while USC hosts UCLA the same day.