Pac-12 Announces COVID-Related Game Cancellations Will Result In Forfeit

Pac-12 themed entrance at MGM Grand. Las Vegas, Nevada. March 5, 2021

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The Pac-12 announced some major news this week regarding COVID-19 policies moving forward.

Unlike last season, where a game canceled due to COVID-19 complications would result in a no contest, this year’s cancellations due to COVID will result in a forfeit for the team that is unable to field a team.

“If an institution is unable to play a contest through its own fault, it shall forfeit such contest to its opponent,” the conference said, via the Associated Press.

“The Pac-12 rule provides the Commissioner with discretion to determine whether an institution is at fault or primarily at fault for an inability to play a contest based on the facts of the situation.”

Previously, the Pac-12 announced players who are vaccinated will not require regular testing and will not have to quarantine if they are in close contact with an infected individual.

Unvaccinated players, coaches, and staff members, however, will still be tested and forced to quarantine if they test positive.

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