The Big 12 season opener has been delayed. TCU’s home opener against SMU was scheduled to be the first game of the Big 12 season on Friday, September 11th, but it has been postponed following positive COVID-19 tests, TCU announced Friday.
“We are disappointed to announce that our upcoming football game against SMU will not be played as scheduled on September 11. We have agreed with SMU to monitor dates throughout the season to potentially make up the game,” TCU Athletics said in a statement.
According to TCU, there were some student-athletes and staff members from the football program that tested positive for COVID-19.
Here is the statement from athletic director Jeremiah Donati.
“No one is currently facing serious health issues, and we intend to continue our enforcement of strict standards to protect the program and our community. Everyone’s health and safety remains our top priority. We share in your disappointment, but firmly believe we will be ready to resume football activities soon. We will continue to follow prevention and testing protocols and look forward to our Big 12 Conference opener against Iowa State on September 26,” the school said.
ESPN gathered positive COVID-19 cases across the Power 5 this week and here were those results from the schools that responded. TCU was one of three Big 12 schools with Oklahoma State and Kansas State who chose not to respond to ESPN’s survey.
As of Friday afternoon, there are currently 231 active student cases and 13 active faculty cases at TCU.
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