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Arizona State’s home-opening soccer sport in opposition to California on Saturday is not going to be held after ASU was pressured to cancel on Friday. The sport is not going to be made up.
The Pac-12 Convention issued an announcement saying ASU could not play as a result of it will not have sufficient scholarship gamers because of constructive COVID-19 instances. Solar Devils coach coach Herm Edwards is amongst these at ASU who’ve examined constructive.
The Solar Devils (0-1) will probably be off till taking part in at Colorado on Nov. 21.
In a assertion on Friday, Edwards mentioned: “First, I wish to say that Lia, the women and I are tremendous, and I will probably be again faster than you possibly can say ‘Forks Up!’ Second, even with the marvelous care our medical professionals have supplied for myself, my employees and my group over the previous few months, the virus nonetheless discovered me. So I encourage all of you to take this virus critically, to put on a masks, apply bodily distancing and get examined each time doable.”
Cal is lacking a second consecutive sport and has but to open its season. A Bears participant examined constructive for COVID final week, which mixed with contact tracing quarantines left the group too short-handed to play in opposition to Washington on Nov. 7.
Utah-UCLA sport canceled
Utah’s sport at UCLA on Saturday has been canceled due to a COVID-19 outbreak among the many Utes, Utah athletic director Mark Harlan mentioned Friday in an announcement.
“Our neighborhood is very hard-hit proper now by this virus, and our group and our division have been doing all the things doable to observe protocols and keep away from the unfold of the virus,” Harlan mentioned.
The Utes have but to play a sport this season. The Bruins misplaced their first sport of the season to Colorado 48-42 final weekend.
Pac-12 provides a sport this weekend
With the cancellation of the 2 video games this weekend, the Pac-12 Convention rapidly scheduled one other.
The convention mentioned California would play at UCLA on Sunday at midday ET. It will likely be aired on FS1.
California was to have performed Arizona State and UCLA was to have performed Utah this weekend, however their opponents had COVID-19 outbreaks.
Subsequent weekend’s UCLA sport at Oregon will probably be moved Friday to Saturday to accommodate the brand new sport, the convention mentioned.
Alabama college cancels subsequent weekend’s sport
Alabama-Birmingham, already not taking part in this weekend in opposition to North Texas due to constructive COVID-19 exams on the group, says subsequent weekend’s sport can also be off.
That sport, in opposition to UTEP, had been scheduled for Nov. 20. It was to have been performed in Midland, Texas, due to an outbreak in El Paso.
The college mentioned in a launch that it is doable the video games might be rescheduled.
Pac-12 apologizes to Stanford for testing error
A constructive coronavirus check for Davis Mills hours earlier than Stanford’s season opener final Saturday meant the Cardinal have been with out their beginning quarterback in an eventual 35-14 loss to O. Nevertheless, subsequent testing revealed that Mills’ check had been a false constructive.
Due to contract tracing, extensive receiver Connor Wedington and defensive finish Trey LaBounty could not play, both.
“We apologize to the Stanford soccer group and its supporters, and particularly to the student-athletes who have been held out of the sport because of the testing protocol errors,” the league mentioned in an announcement. “We’re working with our sport day testing associate to make sure one of these error doesn’t happen sooner or later.”
All three gamers have been cleared to renew apply and competitors, a call the convention helps.
Who else is not taking part in this weekend because of COVID ?
Greater than half the Southeastern Convention, together with No. 1 Alabama.
No. 3 Ohio State.
Two of the three army academies.
In all, 14 video games are both postponed or outright canceled. Mixed with final week’s adjustments, that makes 24 video games impacted in simply the primary two Saturdays of November. One other week like this and the leagues are working out of room to reschedule.
“In regular occasions our expertise this week could be nothing in need of extraordinary,” SEC commissioner Greg Sankey mentioned simply of his eight groups impacted. “This 12 months, with nothing being extraordinary, it is a week in contrast to some other.”
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Arkansas of the SEC is taking part in, however with out coach Sam Pittman, who examined constructive for COVID-19.
No. 4 Clemson has a bye however performed the final two weeks with out quarterback Trevor Lawrence, favored to be the No. 1 choose in subsequent spring’s NFL draft, as a result of he examined constructive.
On the flip facet, 39 video games are being contested Friday, Saturday and Sunday (though one in all them, Louisville at Virginia, was presupposed to be performed final week). This is the most recent, however keep in mind, it may change at any time:
Video games postponed or canceled this weekend
Air Power at Wyoming, Canceled. Declared no contest.
Alabama at LSU, Postponed. No make-up date set.
Auburn at Mississippi State, Postponed. Tentative make-up date Dec. 12.
California at Arizona State, Canceled. Declared no contest.
Coastal Carolina at Troy, Postponed. No make-up date set.
Georgia at Missouri, Postponed. No make-up date set.
Louisiana-Monroe at Arkansas State, Postponed to Dec. 12.
Memphis at Navy, Postponed. No make-up date set.
North Texas at Alabama Birmingham, Canceled.
Ohio State at Maryland, Canceled. Declared no contest.
Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech, Postponed to Dec. 12.
Rice at Louisiana Tech, Postponed. No make-up date set.
Texas A&M at Tennessee, Postponed to Dec. 12.
Utah at UCLA, Canceled. Declared no contest.
Video games nonetheless being performed
Florida Atlantic at Florida Worldwide, 7 p.m.
Iowa at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
East Carolina at Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m.
Military at Tulane, midday
Gardner-Webb at Charlotte, midday
Illinois at Rutgers, midday
Indiana at Michigan State, midday
Miami at Virginia Tech, midday
Center Tennessee at Marshall, midday
Penn State at Nebraska, midday
TCU at West Virginia, midday
Vanderbilt at Kentucky, midday
Wake Forest at North Carolina, midday
Western Carolina at Liberty, midday
South Alabama at Louisiana-Lafayette, 2 p.m.
Fresno State at Utah State, 2:30 p.m.
Georgia State at Appalachian State, 2:30 p.m.
Texas-El Paso at Texas-San Antonio, 3 p.m.
Colorado at Stanford, 3:30 p.m.
Louisville at Virginia, 3:30 p.m.
Notre Dame at Boston Faculty, 3:30 p.m.
Southern California at Arizona, 3:30 p.m.
Southern Mississippi at Western Kentucky, 3:30 p.m.
South Florida at Houston, 3:30 p.m.
Texas State at Georgia Southern, 3:30 p.m.
Baylor at Texas Tech, 4 p.m.
Hawaii at San Diego State, 4 p.m.
Nevada at New Mexico, 6:30 p.m.
Arkansas at Florida, 7 p.m.
Oregon at Washington State, 7 p.m.
SMU at Tulsa, 7 p.m.
Florida State at North Carolina State, 7:30 p.m.
Northwestern at Purdue, 7:30 p.m.
South Carolina at Mississippi, 7:30 p.m.
Temple at Central Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Wisconsin at Michigan, 7:30 p.m.
UNLV at San Jose State, 10:30 p.m.
Oregon State at Washington, 11 p.m.
California at UCLA, midday
Contributing: Joseph Salavador