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TU season opener postponed due to COVID-19 protocols

Posted at 8:41 PM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 22:29:26-04

TULSA, Okla. — The University of Tulsa's season opener against Oklahoma State University has been postponed one week due to COVID-19 protocols, according to a statement on TU's website.

The game, originally scheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 12., is now set for Sept. 19 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater.

In an effort to follow safety protocols, the Tulsa football team has been limited in practice sessions since the beginning of preseason camp on Aug. 7, according to TU officials. Tulsa had a nine-day pause due to multiple positive tests and was limited to seven practices in the 17 days of preseason camp.

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. 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.
Dr. Derrick Gragg, Tulsa's vice president & director of athletics

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