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COVID-19 caused UW to miss Pac-12 championship, forgo bowl bid

Elaine Thompson
The Associated Press
One person stands in the seats during the playing of the national anthem before an NCAA college football game between Washington and Arizona in Seattle, in this Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, file photo.

The Pac-12 championship football game will be played Friday night between Oregon and USC. The Washington Huskies pulled out of the game due to a COVID-19 outbreak, and on Friday afternoon, the team decided not to pursue a bowl berth. The virus seemed to be the No. 1 opponent for the conference in this shortened season, as we hear from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick. 


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Kirsten Kendrick has been hosting Morning Edition on KNKX/KPLU since 2006. She has worked in news radio for more than 30 years. Kirsten is also a sports lover. She handles most sports coverage at the station, including helping produce a two-part series on the 50th anniversary of Title IX and the ongoing series "Going Deep."
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