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State Fair of Texas canceled, what does that mean for OU/Texas?

Posted at 12:43 PM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 22:08:38-04

The State Fair of Texas is canceled for 2020, but what does that mean for the OU/Texas game that typically takes place during the fair?

READ MORE:State Fair of Texas officially cancels 2020 season over COVID-19 pandemic

Fair officials said, "With a heavy heart, we are announcing that the State Fair of Texas will not open for the 2020 season. We believe the spirit of the Lone Star state lies in every Texan’s ability to care and look out for their neighbor and it is with this in mind, we have decided to keep our guests, staff, and partners safe and healthy during these uncertain time. We look forward to giving y’all a great big Howdy in 2021."

But, officials said the NCAA conferences and participating universities are making the decisions about football games at Cotton Bowl Stadium.

OU's Vice President and Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione responded to the cancellation:

We understand and respect the decision made by the State Fair of Texas and acknowledge that it was an extremely difficult one. Our hope remains that we can play the OU-Texas game at the Cotton Bowl, but obviously every aspect of our season requires constant monitoring and planning. The best thing all of us can do at this time is closely follow CDC guidelines to reduce the spread of the virus.
Joe Castiglione | OU VP and Director of Athletics

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