Pac-12 will address scheduling concerns for '18

From ESPN - December 7, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO -- No Pac-12 football team that plays a Saturday road game will be required to play away from home again the following Friday in a revamped 2018 schedule.

Commissioner Larry Scott said Thursday that the Pac-12 Conference has discussed scheduling changes with its member universities to find a better solution for next season given concerns and scrutiny over the challenges of 2017.

"We are going to have an improved schedule next year," Scott said in a phone interview Thursday.

Holiday Bowl-bound Washington State won a night game at Oregon on Oct. 7, then returned to the road and took a 37-3 thumping at California in Berkeley the following Friday, Oct. 13 -- exactly the kind of issue the Pac-12 is looking to remedy. Conference champion USC also had that happen: The Trojans won at Cal on Sept. 23, a Saturday, then lost in Pullman, Washington, to the Cougars the following Friday, Sept. 29.


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