Washington State cancels game vs. Stanford

A COVID-19 outbreak prompted Washington State to cancel its scheduled Saturday road game against Stanford, the Pac-12 Conference announced Friday.Washington State fell below the conference’s minimum of 53 available scholarship players due to positive COVID-19 cases and contact tracing.The game was declared a no-contest and will not be made up.Earlier Friday, Washington State starting quarterback Jayden de Laura tested positive for COVID-19, multiple outlets reported.Stanford (0-2, 0-2) said in a statement, “Stanford Athletics explored alternative options to replace Washington State and at this time does not expect to be able to fill the opening. The program will turn its attention to Cal and the 123rd Big Game next Friday.”Washington State athletic director Pat Chun said in a statement, “We are saddened for not only our student-athletes, coaches and staff, but those within the Stanford program, who have worked so hard preparing for this weekend. …

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