Cal at Washington State canceled just two hours before kickoff

By Kevin Kelley -

The California Golden Bears at Washington State Cougars football game has been canceled, the Pac-12 announced on Saturday.

Cal was set to play Washington State at 4:00pm ET this afternoon at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. The game was set for a 4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT kickoff with national television coverage on FOX.

Below is a statement from the Pac-12 on the cancellation of the Cal-Washington State game:

“The Pac-12 has, after consultation with Cal, canceled the Cal at Washington State football game scheduled for later today, Saturday, December 12.  This decision was made under the Pac-12’s football game cancellation policy due to Cal not having the minimum number of scholarship student-athletes available for the game as a result of one positive football student-athlete COVID-19 case confirmed via a PCR test today and resulting isolation of additional football student-athletes under contact tracing protocols.  Under Conference policy, the game will be declared a no contest.

The cancelation of this game is very disappointing to our student-athletes and our fans.  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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Yeah, it’s frustrating, but this decision was made in accordance with procedures approved by the conference in order to have any football at all, so I for one, won’t second-guess it.