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Mountain West votes to play 8-game schedule starting in October

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The Mountain West will play an eight-game football season starting the weekend of Oct. 24, the conference announced Thursday night. League presidents met Thursday and voted to start the fall season, which had been postponed Aug. 10 because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The Mountain West championship game will take place Dec. 19, a day before the College Football Playoff selections. The season and the ability to have fans in attendance are subject to approval from state and local public health officials, a source said. The Mountain West has three schools in California, where state and local regulations on gatherings had been restrictive until recently. New Mexico and Hawaii have had similar restrictions. As of Thursday afternoon, San Jose State had not submitted a return-to-play plan to Santa Clara County, which is required to be approved before the Spartans can resume practice, the county said in a statement to ESPN