After the Big Ten announced a return to play, California governor Gavin Newsom said this afternoon that nothing is stopping the Pac-12 from doing the same:
Gov. Gavin Newsom just said that there is nothing keeping Pac-12 universities from playing football games in California.
"Nothing in the state guidelines denies the ability for the Pac-12 to resume,” he said. "That’s been a misrepresentation of the facts."
— John Canzano (@johncanzanobft) September 16, 2020
As Jon Wilner writes in the Mercury News, “Newsom said the facts have been misrepresented. However, state guidelines clearly prevent players from gathering in cohorts larger than 12, which makes football difficult.”
An inconvenient truth.
Pac-12 schools in California include USC, Cal, Stanford, and UCLA.