Earlier this month, reports of the idea of a college football game being played in Australia next season had been nixed. Now, two big players on the Baylor side of the game are denying those reports
According to College Football Talk, Baylor head coach Art Briles and Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw have stated at the Big 12 Media Days that next season’s game against California “down under” is still a big possibility. It looks like we could be adding on to the international series of college football next season.
Ian McCaw says that Australia game for Baylor is still being worked on #SicEm
— Colt Barber (@Colt_Barber) July 14, 2015
Baylor coach Art Briles tells me they expect to hear in 2 weeks whether they'll get NCAA waiver to play Cal in Sydney, Australia, in 2016.
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) July 21, 2015
The waiver that would be required is one that would allow the game to take place a week before the actual season begins in the United States, unlike the game in Ireland that was played on August 30 of last season, which was the same as the regular college football schedule.
If this game does come to fruition, it will be the Bears’ first regular season match-up against a PAC-12 team since the 2008 season when they hosted Washington State.
The Bears open the season against SMU at home on September 5, while California hosts Grambling State on the same day.
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