USC game aborted; The state of San Diego will visit Boulder on Saturday


BOULDER – The Pac-12 conference announced Thursday afternoon that Saturday’s Colorado Southern California football game has been canceled due to COVID-19 problems within the Trojan program.

As an event, he is the sports director of Colorado Rick George coordinated with a colleague in the state of San Diego earlier this week, John David Wickerthat the Aztecs visit Boulder in case the issues with the USC do not improve or worsen.

The state of San Diego is now traveling to Boulder to play the Last at 15:00 on Folsom Field; the game is broadcast on the Pac-12 Network.

“It’s unfortunate that our Southern California game had to be canceled, but as we all continue to maintain, the most important concern for all of us is the health and safety of athletes, coaches and staff,” George said. “After the Pac-12 CEO outlined some requirements for non-conference opponents to fill vacancies resulting from resignations, we set out earlier this week to find a possible opponent to replace the Trojans. When San Diego State’s game in Fresno State was canceled for similar reasons I talked to John David and we made a deal if USC can’t play. ”

This will be the second meeting between Colorado (2-0) and San Diego State (3-2); CU won the only previous match in 2002 with a score of 34:14 in Boulder. This will be the CU’s latest match against an out-of-conference opponent since December 7, 1963, when the Buffaloes lost 17-14 in the Air Force in a match postponed due to JFK’s murder.

PAC-12 CONFERENCE STATEMENT

“After consulting with the USC, the Pac-12 conference announced that the match involving Colorado will not be played at the USC scheduled for Saturday, November 28. This decision was made under Pac-12 football policy because the USC does not have a minimum scholarship for players who are available to play in a particular position group as a result of a number of positive football student-athletes in the COVID-19 case and as a result of the isolation of additional football student-athletes based on contact tracking protocols. according to the game is not competition.

“If we don’t discuss this game, it will be very disappointing for our student athletes and fans. While we all want to see our football student athletes compete on the field, our number one priority must remain the health and safety of the connectors. for Pac-12 football programs. “