Pac-12 Reveals 10-Game Conference-Only Football Schedule; Kicks off Sept. 26

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJuly 31, 2020

FILE - This Aug. 29, 2019, file photo shows the Pac-12 logo at Sun Devil Stadium during the second half of an NCAA college football game between Arizona State and Kent State in Tempe, Ariz. The Pac-12 has become the second major conference to shift to a conference-only fall schedule amid growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)
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The Pac-12 has released its revised 2020 schedule that will feature teams playing only in-conference games. 

The 11-week regular season is scheduled to run from Sept. 26 through Dec. 5, with the Pac-12 Championship Game to be played either Dec. 18 or 19:

In the Pac-12's official announcement, the conference championship game will be played "in a home-hosted model" between the two teams that have the best record at the end of the regular season. 

The schedule release comes after the Pac-12 CEO Group announced on July 10 that all fall sports would feature conference-only games due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

“The health and safety of our student-athletes and all those connected to Pac-12 sports continues to be our number one priority,” said 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.”

The 10-game schedule allows for flexibility in the event games have to be postponed due to a potential COVID-19 outbreak for at least one team. 

The Pac-12 left the final week of the regular season (Dec. 12) open for possible rescheduling purposes. Each team will play five home games and five road games.

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