Saturday's football game between Washington and Oregon has been canceled, the Pac-12 announced Thursday.
Washington is below the required 53 scholarship players available to play because of positive cases of COVID-19 and related contact tracing protocols, the conference said. The game will be declared a no contest, and the Huskies (3-1) will finish atop the Pac-12 North standings.
"I'm so disappointed for everyone involved here. Every year our student-athletes, coaches, staff and Husky Nation circle this game on our calendar and so look forward to this amazing rivalry," Washington athletic director Jennifer Cohen said in a statement. "The student-athletes from both schools have worked so hard, and I'm just really disheartened we are at this point where we are unable to play due to our COVID-19 positives within the program, but we will always put the health and well-being of our students, coaches and staff as our greatest priority when making decisions."