The Pac-12 Conference announced Friday that member athletic teams in several sports — including football — would play a limited schedule against only conference opponents.
The conference also announced that it was delaying the start of mandatory athletic activities "until a series of health and safety indicators...provided sufficient positive data to enable a move to a second phase of return-to-play activities."
The conference did not say in its statement what those "indicators" were.
Men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball teams will also be limited to a conference-only schedule this fall.
The Pac-12 added that it would honor scholarships for players who choose to sit out the season for fear of contracting the virus.
The conference's decision eliminates a number of high-profile non-conference matchups that would have netted members' schools a significant paycheck from broadcasters. It could also negatively impact any Pac-12 football team's chance of playing in a postseason bowl game.