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Trojans Friday night game against Washington State moved to Sunday night at 6 p.m.

Below is the official change of game day and time press release from the Trojans athletic department:

USC’s home football game against Washington State originally scheduled for Friday, Dec. 4, has been moved to Sunday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. PST on FS1 to allow for the return of USC players who are in isolation due to COVID-19 positive tests or in quarantine as a result of contact tracing. We appreciate the flexibility of the Pac-12 and Washington State to accommodate this change.

USC’s football activities remained paused today, Sunday, Nov. 29. In direct consultation with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and USC Student Health, USC football has developed a plan to resume team activities on Tuesday, Dec. 1, pending the results of PCR testing on Monday, Nov. 30, in preparation for next weekend’s game.

USC’s home game this past Saturday, Nov. 28, against Colorado was not played after USC paused football activities on Thursday, Nov. 26. Since that time, two additional players have tested positive for COVID-19. The first individual reported symptoms on Thursday, Nov. 26; he subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 and was isolated. Two other players were identified as high-risk contacts and were placed in quarantine. The second individual tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, Nov. 27, and was isolated.

Earlier last week, two USC players tested positive for COVID-19 and were isolated, and five other players were quarantined after being identified through the contact tracing process. 

In total, USC currently has four positive cases among its football players and seven additional players in quarantine after being identified through the contact tracing process.

USC Athletics will continue to collaborate with the county’s Department of Public Health and USC Student Health. We will provide updates as the week progresses and additional testing is conducted.

Greg Katz

Now entering his 59th season of either writing, broadcasting, or just plain watching USC football, WeAreSC columnist Greg Katz began his affiliation with the website back in 2001, introducing his well-received O/NSO (The Obvious/The Not So Obvious) column and later adding his respected IMHO Sunday opinion and tidbits column. Greg, a former ESPN.com college football columnist covering USC, is also a member of the Football Writer's Association of America. He is also known in Southern California as a professional public address announcer, having called the the 1996 Rose Bowl Game between USC and Northwestern. Greg also holds a master's degree in athletic administration and was a former varsity high school coach of 27 years.

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