The Baylor Bears football team announced on Thursday afternoon that it is suspending all football-related activities due to positive COVID-19 tests within the program.
In a statement, AD Mack Rhoades said, “At this time and in the interest of our student-athletes, coaches, and staff, we have temporarily suspended all football-related activities. Their health and wellness will always be our top priority. We are taking all possible precautions and our focus remains playing the scheduled game with Oklahoma State at McLane Stadium on Oct. 17.”
As noted there by Rhoades, the Bears, who are coming off a loss to West Virginia, are off this week before playing Oklahoma State next week. Of Big 12 teams, Baylor has been hit the hardest in terms of scheduling changes due to COVID-19, with two canceled games this season because of the pandemic. Baylor’s originally scheduled season-opener with Louisiana Tech was postponed as the Bulldogs had an outbreak, but then their make up game against Houston was cancelled due to COVID-19 issues within the Baylor program.
Baylor finally took the field last week and rolled to a 47-14 win over Kansas. But due their issues, Baylor and TCU are the only Big 12 teams to not play any non-conference games this season.
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