TU Football Delays Season Opener Against OSU

Monday, September 7th 2020, 8:29 pm
By: Kristin Wells

The University of Tulsa announced they will delay their season opener at Oklahoma State University to September 19.

The game, set to be the kickoff of the 2020 college football season for both OSU and TU, was originally scheduled for Saturday, September 12.

The University said that they are postponing the game in order to effectively deal with COVID-19 protocols for their student-athletes and staff.

“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.”

Tulsa had a nine-day break in their preseason practices when a number of players tested positive for COVID-19. They were also limited to seven practices in the 17 days of preseason camp.

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The game is still set to be played in Stillwater at Boone Pickens Stadium, but kickoff time has not yet been determined.