Baylor, TCU Women Postpone Game Due to COVID-19
The Baylor Bears and the TCU Horned Frogs have postponed their women’s conference game, set for Jan. 5, due to COVID-19 protocols at Baylor.
A new date for the game was not announced.
Baylor is coming off a loss to Kansas State on Sunday, a game in which the Bears had only seven available players due to COVID protocols. The loss prompted the Bears to drop in the AP Top 25.
Wednesday’s game was supposed to be TCU’s Big 12 opener, a program that has been stopped by COVID for nearly a month. The Horned Frogs did play a non-conference game on Sunday against SMU. But, around that, the Horned Frogs had to cancel three non-conference games — two due to COVID issues at TCU and another due to COVID issues with their opponent.
Then, COVID issues at Kansas caused TCU to postpone what would have been its Big 12 opener on Jan. 2. Kansas is still not out of protocols and had to postpone its mid-week conference game with West Virginia. The TCU women have scheduled a make-up game with Kansas for Jan. 10.
Meanwhile, both the Kansas State and TCU men’s programs are dealing with COVID. Kansas State will reportedly have seven scholarship players available for Tuesday’s game with Texas. Big 12 rules state that at least six scholarship players must be available to play. TCU’s men haven’t played a conference game yet and won’t until they face Baylor on Saturday. The Horned Frogs saw their games with Kansas and West Virginia postponed until a later date.
TCU’s women are set to face Iowa State in Ames, Iowa on Saturday. The Baylor women, assuming they have the numbers to play, will host Texas on Sunday.
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