It was just over one week ago that the Baylor Bears’ COVID-19 issues caused last week’s game against Oklahoma State to be postponed to December 12th. We then found out last week the Bears were dealing with 28 positive cases that put in jeopardy games beyond last weekend.
Well good news came on Monday when head coach Dave Aranda announced that no Baylor football players or coaches tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. But it was reported on Monday that there are 15 positive cases currently in Baylor athletics.
So for head coach Dave Aranda, he’s full-steam ahead with his team taking on Texas this weekend.
“It was great to be back,” Aranda said. “Player-wise even more so really, and so they were really excited. There was great energy, and I think it was the start of some momentum. If there could be on a Sunday on a walk-through, we had it. You felt it, so it was pretty cool to be a part of that.”
No team has been hit harder in the Big 12 by COVID-19 than Baylor. The season opener against Louisiana Tech was cancelled due to COVID-19 issues with Tech. Then, Baylor scheduled Houston for September 19th, and that game was postponed due to COVID-19 and contract tracing issues for the Bears.
Baylor caught flak for its COVID handling, with some even suggesting the Bears, or any team, should be forced to forfeit its games moving forward. But thankfully, that is not a bridge that needs to be crossed right now.
The Bears take on the Texas Longhorns on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CST.
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