Pac-12 Conference to Keep COVID Forfeiture Rule for 2021-22

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Pac 12 Conference will retain its modified forfeiture rule used last season in relation to athletic contests canceled due to COVID-19 exposure, officials said today.

“Following consultation with the Pac-12 Athletic Directors Committee, the Pac-12 has determined that its prior longstanding game forfeiture rule that was temporarily modified for this past season due to Covid-19, shall once again be applied for this coming athletic season,'' a conference statement said.

“In accordance with that rule, if an institution is unable to play a contest through its own fault, it shall forfeit such contest to its opponent. Any forfeited contest shall be regarded as a conference loss for the team making the forfeit and a conference win for its opponent. 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.''

The Pac-12 Conference includes USC and UCLA.

The coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc with the conference's already reduced football schedule last season, when several games had to be canceled.

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