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Pac-12 Playhouse, 6/29: Football returns ... UCLA and Cal battle Under Armour

A look at what’s happening in and around the Pac-12 schools as voluntary activities resume for football athletes

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The conference has returned to voluntary activities across the landscape, or at least for the time being. While UCLA and Cal seem set to do battle with Under Armour dropping their brand agreements, the rest of the conference is launching staged returns of voluntary athletic activities for their student-athletes.

The recruiting trail has also heated up and the Oregon Ducks are a mere few points away from taking the top class in the Pac-12 away from USC. Still, with all of this happening, the return to athletic activities has dominated the headlines.

Just as the return of high numbers of cases of coronavirus throughout those states that reopened their doors these past few weeks.

Oh, and also in big conference news, we documented it here, the Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers have agreed to rename their rivalry, formerly known as ‘The Civil War’ and will now be known as something else. The renaming process is still underway.

Addicted to Quack thinks we could embrace the Platypus Trophy.

Gotta say, I’m a fan of this ^^

So with all of this in mind — let’s take a look at all the happenings around the Pac-12 as the teams deal with the return of voluntary athletic activities among other things.

Addicted to Quack

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Arizona Desert Storm

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Former Arizona DE Justin Belknap to transfer to Montana

Block U

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Utah Athletics release plan for phased re-opening

Bruins Nation

Keanon Lowe joins football staff as an analyst
UCLA, Under Armour battle over termination of apparel deal

Building The Dam

Oregon State, Oregon agree to rename The Civil War
Oregon State Football: Game 7 preview vs California

California Golden Blogs

Under Armour reportedly wants out of Cal deal too
Four Golden Bears debut in the 2020 NWSL season

Conquest Chronicles

USC women’s rowing sets Row-A-Thon to benefit Black Women for Wellness
USC Basketball unveils 2020-21 Pac-12 schedule


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How far will WSU basketball go next season?

House of Sparky

ASU Football: Brandon Aiyuk signs four-year deal with San Francisco 49ers
ASU Baseball: Kai Murphy transferring to Arizona State

Rule of Tree

Trio of cross country runners earn Academic All-American status
Top 10 interceptions during the David Shaw era

The Ralphie Report

Rick Ray hired as Colorado Basketball assistant coach
At the Buzzer: Sports are returning

UW Dawg Pound

Recruiting Roundup: A look at the offensive recruiting board
Offensive Position Group U?