SAN JOSE – The undefeated state of San Jose has part of its travel plans for the final two regular season games of a chaotic 2020 season.
The team plans to travel to Honolulu on Thursday at 3 p.m. Pacific prelude against Hawaii, the school announced on Wednesday. It will be the street fighters against the Rainbow Warriors as the state of San Jose is leaving Honolulu after the game for Las Vegas after its best start since 1955.
The trip to southern Nevada is a necessary adjustment as the 4-0 team cannot play in Santa Clara County under the new public health limits for sports competitions and practices to help slow the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Hawaii game was originally scheduled to be played at San Jose’s CEFCU Stadium, but officials from the school and Mountain West Conference had to find a new location as Santa Clara County’s restrictions include a three-week ban on all professionals, colleges and highs School sports and a mandatory two-week quarantine for those traveling into the area from more than 150 miles away.
The SJSU spokesman said he was unaware of the team’s plans for the week that would lead to a game against Nevada (5-1) on December 11th. The Mountain West has not yet announced the location of the game, which was also scheduled for San Jose. The Spartans also cannot host the Mountain West Championship on December 19th if they reach the final.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to the state of San Jose to stay in Las Vegas. The University of New Mexico has taken advantage of the UNLV’s Sam Boyd Stadium this season because of their state’s novel coronavirus restrictions. The Nevada-Las Vegas team has moved to the Raiders’ new Allegiant Stadium near the Vegas Strip.
Central Coast Station KION reported that the state of San Jose practiced Tuesday and Wednesday at Scotts Valley High School. The Spartans surveyed a field in Scotts Valley in October before moving to Humboldt state to prepare for the season.
When asked Wednesday where the Spartans practiced, one head boy said, “We’re following county guidelines and preparing in Hawaii for this week’s team activities.”
That is a noticeable difference to its northern neighbor Stanford. The private university set out in a press release on Wednesday its itinerary for the game this Saturday in Washington and the game next week in Oregon.
The game in the state of San Jose will be shown on Spectrum Sports, Hawaii’s broadcaster. According to a press release from the state of San Jose, fans can watch the action in the Team1 Sports app for free.
Conference co-chair, San Jose State, will play his first game since beating Nevada-Las Vegas (34-17) on November 14th. The Fresno State Games and Boise State last weekend were canceled due to COVID-19 issues affecting the Bulldogs and the Broncos.
Hawaii took a 24:21 home win over the previously undefeated Nevada last Saturday.