UW to host Utah after Apple Cup is canceled

UW to host Utah after Apple Cup is canceled

SEATTLE — The Washington Huskies now have an opponent to play this weekend, days after the Apple Cup was canceled.

Washington will play the Utah Utes on Saturday at home, the Pac-12 Conference announced Tuesday.

Earlier Tuesday, the Utah-Arizona State game scheduled for Sunday was canceled due to COVID-19.

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The Apple Cup, the rivalry between the Washington and Washington State University, was canceled because of COVID-19 complications affecting the Cougars’ football team.

The Apple Cup has been played every year since 1944.

“The scheduling of this game is consistent with the conference’s commitment to provide opportunities for student-athletes through maximum scheduling flexibility while still prioritizing health and safety,” officials with the conference said.

Kickoff for the UW-Utah game is at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.