Proposed Baylor-Cal football game in Australia will not happen

Written By Travis Durkee
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It doesn’t look like big-time college football will invade Australia after all.

A proposed matchup between Baylor and Cal to open the 2016 regular season Down Under has been called off, according to

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Baylor, which shared the Big 12 title last season with TCU, would have played a Power 5 program out of conference for the first time since 2009 if the proposal was finalized and carried out.

Organizers are attempting to solidify a bowl game to be held in Melbourne in 2016 between teams from the Pac-12 and Mountain West conferences, but it’s unknown if the logistic issues in the Baylor-Cal proposal will hinder a bowl game from making the 8,500 mile trek to Australia.

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