The Washington Huskies made a big announcement on Wednesday morning.
The team announced they will be pausing all team-related football activities after an increase in positive COVID-19 results.
The Dawgs are scheduled to play the Oregon Ducks this Saturday afternoon for the Pac-12 North title. The Huskies lead the conference with a 3-1 record, while Oregon is in second place at 3-2.
With this news, whether the game actually happens on Saturday is basically anyone’s guess at this point.
If the Oregon game is canceled or rescheduled, it would be the third time in a very confusing season the Huskies' had to adjust due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the conference. This would be the first due to positive tests within their program.
The season-opener against Cal was called off due to an outbreak with the Bears, then Apple Cup was postponed after an outbreak at Washington State. The Dawgs faced Utah instead.
Also, if the game vs. Oregon doesn’t happen, then Washington will win the Pac-12 North title with only having one loss this the season so far.
The bad news for Washington is that they could also be able to play in the Pac-12 Championship Game on Dec.18th, assuming that they will not have enough players on the team to leading up to the game.
Again, it is basically anyone's guess on what happens next with this game between Oregon and Washington. Obviously, the hope is that they play one another on Saturday, but the safety of the players and coaches is what is most important on both sides.
As of Thursday, the University of Washington football team continued its program pause, canceling its morning practice and all other activities as it awaits results from COVID-19 testing.
the game between Oregon on Saturday afternoon in Eugene is still very much in question.
The Huskies (3-1) and the Ducks (3-2) are both the leading contenders in the North Division race, seeking to play in the Dec. 19 Pac-12 championship game, if everything goes according to plan.
Kickoff is less than 48 hours away, and a UW spokesman said the school should be making an announcement of the game with Oregon as soon as possible.
NBCSNW will have updates following the decision with this game.