(Tempe, AZ) Arizona State University decided that Saturday’s game against Oregon State will be the team’s final competition of 2020.
“Our number one priority has always been the well-being of our players, and we are making this decision based upon that,” Head Coach Herm Edwards said. “Our players have worked extremely hard since they returned to campus this summer, and they have shown tremendous resiliency in dealing with adversity and challenges each and every day. We’re proud of what they have accomplished and of the way they have handled everything on and off the field. We look forward to beginning our preparations for the 2021 season when they return to campus January 11.”
“We are proud of our student-athletes and applaud them for the way they represented Arizona State University through this challenging season,” said Vice President for University Athletics Ray Anderson. “We have maintained from the beginning of the pandemic that we would place the health and well-being of our student-athletes at the forefront of our decision making. They have endured an emotionally exhausting 10 months in an effort to compete in the sport they have such passion for. They’ve done everything asked of them and more in following the strict protocols that were established to provide them the opportunity to play a football season. We also thank our incredible supporters and fans who have stood alongside us and our student-athletes throughout this unprecedented time.”
Press Release courtesy of ASU Athletics