Utah vs Arizona season-opener cancelled

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – The Pac-12 approved a request from Utah Football to cancel Saturday’s season-opening matchup with Arizona. The decision was made under the Pac-12’s football cancelation policy due to the Utes not having the minimum number of scholarship players available for the game as a result of numerous positive COVID-19 test results. Under conference policy, the game will be declared a no contest.

Over the last 24 hours, the University of Utah Department of Athletics has been informed of a number of positive COVID-19 cases among student-athletes within the football program, which necessitates that Utah’s game versus the University of Arizona scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7 be canceled. The decision was made following the Pac-12’s football game cancellation policy as Utah does not have the minimum number of scholarship student-athletes available for the game due to the positive cases and resulting isolation of additional football student-athletes under contact tracing protocols. The health and safety of our student-athletes and all associated with our program is our highest priority and we will continue to follow all applicable Pac-12 and local health policies and guidelines.

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