Season-opener for 2 FBS programs pushed back a week amid COVID-19 concerns
The COVID-19 pandemic has already had a major impact on the 2020 college football season, with 4 of the 10 FBS conferences postponing their seasons until 2021.
However, even for the 6 conferences still planning to play, COVID-19 remains a huge part of everyday life.
On Monday night, Tulsa announced via a press release that its season opener against Oklahoma State, originally scheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 12, has been postponed a week:
“The safety and health of our student-athletes is always at the core of all of our discussions and decisions. Without time to properly prepare physically we would be putting our student-athletes at a greater risk of injury,” said Dr. Derrick Gragg, Tulsa’s vice president & director of athletics. “An open date for both schools presented us with the opportunity to reschedule the game for a week later. I’m appreciative of Mike Holder and Oklahoma State University for their cooperation in coming to this decision.”
Per the release, Tulsa has been limited to 7 practices over 17 days during camp. The school had to pause activities for 9 days due to the virus.
Will the game be able to go on as planned on Sept. 19? We’ll find out more about the plans for the game over the next week.