Arizona’s football game against Utah scheduled for tomorrow at Salt Lake City has been canceled after the Pac-12 approval based on the conference’s cancellation policy due to the Utes not having enough scholarship players based on the number of positive COVID-19 tests.
“Under Conference policy, the game will be declared a no contest,” according to the Pac-12’s media statement.
The cancellation reduces Arizona’s schedule to six games.
Arizona, which is attempting to play its third season under coach Kevin Sumlin, is next scheduled to host USC on Nov. 14.
“The cancellation of (tomorrow’s) game, following yesterday’s cancellation of the Washington at Cal football game, is of course incredibly disappointing to our student-athletes and our fans,” the Pac-12 states. “At the same time it is an 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.”
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