As Big 12 teams begin preparations to return to campus, testing for COVID-19 is expected to be an integral part of how teams prepare to return. At Oklahoma State, SiriusXM’s Gabe Ikard reported that three players tested positive for the virus, which is delaying incoming freshmen coming to campus. Ikard now says it will be done in phases.
Update: I’ve been told by Oklahoma State that there are 3 positive tests so far. All asymptomatic. They were actually anticipating more positive tests than that. They’ve adjusted their phases for bringing back more players and feel like they’re in a good position moving forward.— Gabe Ikard (@GabeIkard) June 3, 2020
Expecting an official statement from the program today addressing this. Clearly, they will not name the specific players that tested positive.— Gabe Ikard (@GabeIkard) June 3, 2020
Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy has been very vocal about wanting his players to return to campus as soon as possible and has made it clear he is looking forward to playing a full football season this fall.
The Pokes are projected to be a darkhorse contender in the Big 12 this fall and have a Heisman contender in running back Chuba Hubbard.
Oklahoma State opens the season September 3rd at home against Oregon State.
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