Alabama-USC video game canceled, Tide Ad responds

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The Alabama-USC video game that was to open up the 2020 soccer period is formally canceled.

As of Thursday evening, Alabama athletics director Greg Byrne said the “current system is to play the video game,” but that improved Friday night. The Pac-12 issued an announcement at 6 p.m. CT that its members would only perform convention video games this tumble.

Byrne posted an speedy reaction to the Pac 12 news.

“As I have said before, USC Ad Mike Bohn and I had a number of conversations about the very last various months, and we were both equally arranging on enjoying the football video game on September 5 in Arlington,” Byrne stated. “With the Pac-12′s choice to transfer to a convention-only program, we will do our greatest to modify. What that appears to be like is to be established.”

Alabama was to be compensated $6 million to perform the recreation in the residence stadium of the Dallas Cowboys, in accordance to the agreement signed in 2018.

The Pac-12 follows the Significant Ten’s determination produced Thursday to just take the very same path relating to football scheduling in the coronavirus pandemic.

“The well being and security of our scholar-athletes and all all those connected to Pac-12 sports proceeds to be our quantity one precedence,” mentioned Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. “Our decisions have and will be guided by science and data, and primarily based on the developments and indicators above the previous times, it has come to be very clear that we require to supply ourselves with maximum overall flexibility to agenda, and to delay any motion to the future section of return-to-engage in functions.”

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As it now stands, Alabama’s initial football match on the routine is Sept. 12 when Ga State is scheduled to journey to Bryant-Denny Stadium. The to start with SEC sport is scheduled for Sept. 20 when Ga is slated to take a look at Tuscaloosa.

Michael Casagrande is a reporter for the Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @ByCasagrande or on Fb.

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