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PAC-12 Nixes Sports through Jan. 1 — Wooden Legacy Games Impacted

“Schedule News,” meet Domino Effect.

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While this point in August usually features our lamentation of Georgetown’s resistance to publishing a non-conference schedule before Labor Day, COVID-19 and its impact on collegiate athletics has us all playing a different sort of waiting game this year. We got an inkling of insight into the autumn’s basketball games (or lack thereof) earlier this afternoon, when the PAC-12 Conference announced that they were suspending all athletic competition through January 1, 2021.

The entire press release is available to read by following this link.

Your Georgetown Hoyas were slated to participate in the 14th iteration of the Wooden Legacy pre-season event in Anaheim, CA during the Thansksgiving holiday, along with UCLA, Kansas, and UVA. This event is, like so many other enjoyable things, unlikely to materialize in the current circumstances. The event website has not yet been updated, but at the very least UCLA would be unable to participate.

Conferences have been announcing their Athletic Departments’ decisions related to football and other fall & winter sports in a piecemeal fashion during recent weeks. The BIG EAST has yet to come to a full or further determination since announcing that fall sports would be restricted to conference matchups, with no guidance or updates regarding winter sports such as basketball.

Keep safe, everybody. Hoya Saxa.