The Pac-12 schedule will begin on Saturday, Sept. 26, the conference announced Friday. Besides USC-ucla, the other traditional rivalry game being moved is Arizona-Arizona State, which also will be held on the first weekend.
“We realize at the moment, those are real hot spots, and the requisite authorities and approvals are not there yet,” Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said of California and Arizona. “By putting them the first week, in the event that these teams in each of those two markets winds up not being possible, they become very easy to reschedule. Each of those could reschedule into the bye week on the calendar a few weeks later, or the December week that we left. We’re going in eyes wide open.