The Pac-12 announced Tuesday that all sports have been postponed until at least January 2021. It’s a crushing decision for players, coaches and anyone else associated with college athletics.
Here’s how the Arizona Wildcats are reacting. This will be updated as more reactions become available.
Kevin Sumlin statement
“Although our football program is disappointed that we will not have the opportunity to compete this fall, we know that this decision was made in the best interests of the health and safety of our student-athletes. I hurt for the young men and coaches in our football program who have devoted their lives to the game. But we will persevere and support our student-athletes and be ready for when we are able to compete again. I am extremely proud of how our entire staff, and most importantly, our student-athletes have handled—and will continue to handle—the ever-changing dynamics of 2020.
We are grateful for the leadership of President Robbins and Dave Heeke during this unprecedented time, as our deliberative and well though-out policies and procedures at the University of Arizona are surely among the best in the nation.”
Arizona quarterback Grant Gunnell
You have two options now as a player and a team , I know my squad is about to go harder than ever.. #BearDown— G² grant gunnell (@grantgunnell7) August 11, 2020
Arizona offensive tackle Donovan Laie
college football has been such a dream to me since I first put on cleats. this is the most testing year of my life— Donovan Laie (@donlaie75) August 11, 2020
our lives are changing forever right before our eyes— Donovan Laie (@donlaie75) August 11, 2020
Arizona wide receiver Boobie Curry
You hate to see it— “Bᴏᴏʙɪᴇ” Cᴜʀʀʏ (@BoobieCurry) August 11, 2020
Arizona safety Christian Young
That hurt. ♂️— CY (@cy_cinco) August 11, 2020
Arizona tight end Stacey Marshall Jr.
Nobody should have an excuse to why they don’t comeback a beast!— Stacey Marshall Jr (@_smj87) August 11, 2020
Arizona safety Jaxen Turner
Become a different beast this year.— ♂️ (@jaxenturner) August 11, 2020
Arizona football assistant strength coach Chris Desrosiers with Colin Schooler:
Still getting that WORK in! @SchoolerColin @ArizonaFBall pic.twitter.com/hOq9BZcbAn— Chris Desrosiers (@CDesrosiers85) August 11, 2020
Arizona offensive lineman Jamari Williams
More time with @_coachbee1 !! We gone be more then ready! https://t.co/iB6GZithtx— Jamari William$ (@55SWEETFEET) August 11, 2020
Former UA linebacker Lance Briggs
While I'm hurt and disappointed my favorite sport at the collegiate level and conference (@pac12) will not be played this fall, I do believe it's in the best interest of the players, coaches, staff, fans, and their families. #FamilyFirst— Lance Briggs (@LanceBriggs) August 11, 2020