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Washington State’s Football Game Against Stanford Canceled Due To COVID-19

Deon McIntosh #3 of the Washington State Cougars scores a touchdown against the Oregon Ducks in the second half at Martin Stadium on November 14, 2020 in Pullman, Washington. Oregon defeats Washington State 43-29. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The Pac-12 Conference announced that the Washington State game at Stanford has been canceled due to COVID-19.

The announcement comes after players and staff members on the Cougars tested positive for coronavirus.

The Pac-12 released the following statement on Friday afternoon.

“The Pac-12 has, after consultation with Washington State University, canceled the Washington State at Stanford football game scheduled for November 21. This decision was made under the Pac-12’s football game cancellation policy due to Washington State not having the minimum number of scholarship players available for the game as a result of a number of positive football student-athlete COVID-19 cases and resulting isolation of additional football student-athletes under contact tracing protocols,” the statement read. “Under Conference policy, the game will be declared a no contest.

“The cancellation of this game is very disappointing to our student-athletes and our fans,” the statement continued.” 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.”

Washington State is 1-1 on the season with a win over Oregon State in the season opener and a loss to Oregon last week at home. Stanford is 0-2 with losses to Oregon and Colorado.

This is the second Pac-12 game that has been canceled this week. Arizona State’s game against Colorado was canceled on Sunday. Six games in the conference have been canceled but one game was created last week with UCLA and Cal playing each other after their games with Utah and Arizona State respectively were canceled.

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