Pac-12 will play football this season, following pressure from Trump

The Pac-12 will be playing soccer from the end of this year after officials reversed the decision to postpone the season because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The conference’s decision, which includes colleges in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, follows a similar move by the Big Ten last week and scores another victory for President Donald Trump. He has urged the sport to continue its quest for normalcy as the pandemic drags on. The Pac-12 reversal means all five of the richest and most powerful college football conferences in the country are back in business.

However, competitors who have not canceled their season have had to postpone scheduled games or lose players to infections where the virus continued to spread.

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