By CBSLA Staff

PASADENA (CBSLA) – UCLA’s home opener against Utah has been canceled, officials announced Friday.

The Bruins were scheduled to take on the 2019 Pac-12 South champs in the 2020 home opener at Spieker Field at the Rose Bowl in a Pac-12 Conference matchup on Saturday.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – SEPTEMBER 3: Close up view of the new satin red football helmets worn by the Utah Utes (Credit: Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

But Utah officials revealed a combination of the team’s 17 confirmed COVID-19 cases and a resulting isolation of additional student-athletes due to contact tracing would mean the team would not have enough players available for the game.

The decision was made Friday and announced by the Pac-12 after Utah Director of Athletics Mark Harlan and UCLA Athletics Director Martin Jarmond communicated “throughout the week about the football program’s status”.

The Pac-12 is looking into the possibility of Cal playing UCLA at the Rose Bowl on Sunday, according to ESPN.

  1. Spieker Field at The Rose Bowl???? When did this happen????
    Concerning football….just cancel the damn season, already. Enough of this clusterf…ck of a season.
    A few extra bucks worth the hassle, NCAA???? IMO…………NO !!!!

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