The Pacific-12 Conference announced Thursday that it will begin its football season on Nov. 6, after initially postponing it in August because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. All five of college football’s major conferences now plan to play this fall, despite the Pac-12 and Big Ten’s previous decisions against holding a fall season.

The Pac-12 will play a seven-game schedule, including a conference title game scheduled for Dec. 18. The conference also announced Thursday that its basketball season will start on Nov. 25, with other winter sports commencing around their usual dates.

The seven-game schedule could set up some heated debates about the potential worthiness of an undefeated Pac-12 team making it into the College Football Playoff, given that other major conferences are planning longer seasons.

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