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TCU-Kansas Women’s Big 12 Opener Postponed Due to COVID-19

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The TCU and Kansas women have postponed their Big 12 Conference opener set for Sunday, Jan. 2, due to COVID-19 issues within the Kansas program.

Kansas made the announcement via press released through its web site.

The game has not been rescheduled.


Kansas (9-1) had already canceled its final non-conference game with Northwestern State on Dec. 28 due to COVID-19 protocols.

The Horned Frogs already lost their final three non-conference games due to COVID-19. TCU went on its own pause due to COVID issues within its program before Christmas Day, and then cancelled its final non-conference tune-up with Davidson due to COVID issues at Davidson.

This is the first postponement of a Big 12 women’s conference game.

Two other programs announced COVID-19 pauses earlier this week. Texas Tech announced its pause on Monday, which resulted in the cancellation of its final non-conference game. For now, the Lady Raiders are still scheduled to host Oklahoma on Jan. 2.

The Texas women announced a pause on Tuesday, one that caused the Longhorns to cancel their final non-conference game. The Longhorns are still scheduled to play Oklahoma State on Jan. 2.

The Cowgirls, however, went on a COVID pause before the holiday break, necessitating cancellation of non-conference games.

The Big 12’s return to play rules were announced last week, and they include options to reschedule postpone games and thresholds for scholarship players and coaches for games to be played.  

On the men’s side, TCU has postponed its games with Kansas and West Virginia this week. The Oklahoma State-Texas Tech game, which was scheduled for Jan. 1 has already been rescheduled for Jan. 13. The postponement was due to COVID-19 issues at Oklahoma State.

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