There is still a chance college football fans will be able to enjoy some Pac-12 after dark.


But Oregon’s impressive 2020 nonconference schedule will never see the light of day.


The Pac-12 announced Friday it plans to play conference-only fall schedules — following the lead of the Big Ten’s decision a day earlier as COVID-19 cases spike throughout the country — for football, soccer and volleyball.


The Ducks were scheduled to play FCS champion North Dakota State (Sept. 5), Big Ten champion Ohio State (Sept. 12) and Hawaii (Sept. 19) at Autzen Stadium to begin a potential march to the College Football Playoff.


The conference will announce new scheduling details by July 31. Currently, Oregon would open defense of its Pac-12 title on Sept. 26 at Colorado.


North Division rivals Washington (Oct. 3) and Stanford (Oct. 24) are scheduled to come to Eugene this fall, as well as South Division favorite USC (Nov. 7).


The Ducks’ other current road games are at California (Oct. 17), Arizona (Oct. 31), Washington State (Nov. 21) and Oregon State (Nov. 28).


Oregon’s soccer and volleyball programs had not publicly announced their planned 2020 schedules.


"Competitive sports are an integral part of the educational experience for our student-athletes, and we will do everything that we can to support them in achieving their dreams while at the same time ensuring that their health and safety is at the forefront," UO president Michael Schill, the new chair of the Pac-12 CEO Group, said in a statement.


Oregon football players have been back on campus for voluntary workouts since June 15.


The mandatory team practices, which were set to begin the coming Monday, have been postponed by the Pac-12 "until a series of health and safety indicators, which have recently trended in a negative direction, provide sufficient positive data to enable a move to a second phase of return-to-play activities."


The Pac-12 also announced that any athletes who choose not to participate in their sport during the 2020-21 academic year due to safety concerns related to coronavirus will have their scholarships honored by their respective universities.


"The health and safety of our student-athletes and all those connected to Pac-12 sports continues to be our number one priority," Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said in a release. "Our decisions have and will be guided by science and data, and based upon the trends and indicators over the past days, it has become clear that we need to provide ourselves with maximum flexibility to schedule, and to delay any movement to the next phase of return-to-play activities."


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