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Ducks-Huskies football game canceled after UW players test positive for COVID-19

The game had been scheduled to be played at Autzen Stadium in Eugene on Saturday, Dec. 12.
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Autzen Stadium

EUGENE, Ore. — This Saturday's Oregon Ducks football game against the Washington Huskies has been canceled because University of Washington (UW) players tested positive for COVID-19, the Pac-12 Conference announced Thursday. 

The game had been scheduled to be played at Autzen Stadium in Eugene.

"This decision was made under the Pac-12's football game cancellation policy due to Washington not having the minimum number of scholarship student-athletes available for the game due to a number of positive football student-athlete COVID-19 cases and resulting isolation of additional football student-athletes under contact tracing protocols," the conference said in a statement.  

The game will be declared no contest under the Pac-12's policy. 

The Huskies canceled Wednesday's football practice and put all team-related activities on pause "due to an increase in positive COVID-19 tests within the program,” according to Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Communications Jeff Bechthold.

The game's cancellation could have seismic ramifications for the UW season and the Pac-12.