The postponement comes after Baylor was unable to satisfy the Massive 12 convention Covid-19 sport cancellation thresholds. The groups have agreed to honor their deliberate “house and residential” video games and can search for future scheduling alternatives.
“The lack of this sport is a devastating blow, however within the curiosity of the well being and security of our student-athletes, we consider we made the required choice,” stated Baylor Director of Athletics Mack B. Rhoades.
The Baylor-Houston sport shouldn’t be the one sport to be canceled this weekend. Florida Atlantic College and Georgia Southern College, slated to kickoff at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Statesboro, Georgia, has been postponed. The FAU athletic division says following Thursday’s Covid-19 testing outcomes, the Owls can be unable to play.
For the College of Houston, it is the third sport in as many weeks postponed attributable to Covid-19 points. The staff’s scheduled season opener in opposition to the Rice Owls on September Three was postponed after Rice pushed again the beginning of its soccer season. Houston’s scheduled September 18 American Athletic Convention opener in opposition to the Memphis Tigers was postponed after optimistic Covid-19 instances inside the Memphis soccer staff.
Houston is now hopeful to play its first sport of the season on September 26 in opposition to the College of North Texas.
“Baylor contacted us Friday afternoon and decided that Saturday’s sport couldn’t be performed attributable to Covid-related points,” Houston Vice President for Athletics Chris Pezman stated.
“We’re extraordinarily upset for our student-athletes, coaches and workers. All of them have persistently completed the best factor and labored tirelessly to be ready for this sport. We admire their dedication to adhering to not solely the American’s testing protocols, however the Massive 12’s as properly. With our student-athletes’ dedication to doing the best factor, we stay able to play.”
The sport was to be a nationally televised on ESPN.