TU's football game against Cincinnati canceled due to COVID-19

TU's Zaven Collins
Posted at 9:38 AM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 10:54:50-05

TULSA, Okla. — TU's football game against Cincinnati is canceled due to COVID-19.

The American Athletic Conference made the announcement on Tuesday morning, according to University of Tulsa officials.

Officials said the cancellation is due to positive COVID-19 cases at Cincinnati, contact tracing and the conferences Medical Advisory Group's recommendation.

Officials said the regular-season game is not being rescheduled. TU and Cincinnati are schedule to play in the American Athletic Conference Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 19th.

“It’s disappointing for our football team and fans that we will not have the opportunity to play the final home game of the season on Senior Day,” said Tulsa’s Director of Athletics Rick Dickson. “The hard work and dedication and the adversity our student-athletes have battled through this year is evident of their character and their desire to continue to play football,” added Dickson. “They and the coaching staff have put themselves in position to compete for a conference championship, and now turn their focus to that title game.”

Since both teams have 6-0 conference records and won't have the regular-seasoned game to break the tie, officials said the championship will be played at the home stadium who is ranked higher in the College Football Playoff rankings on Dec. 8th.

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