OU football: For third consecutive week, Sooners report no active COVID-19 cases
For third consecutive week, Sooners report no active COVID-19 cases
For the third consecutive week, OU football’s COVID-19 test results came back entirely negative.
The Sooners announced Thursday morning they had tested 96 players and each tested negative. There are zero active cases among players and staff currently.
OU coach Lincoln Riley has been more cautious than other coaches around the country. He elected to return on July 1, weeks later than other programs. On OU’s initial test on July 1, the team had 16 active cases among players and staff.
On the second week of testing, five Sooners had recovered and they were down to 5 active cases. Since then, OU football has not had any active cases.
The athletic department announced a women’s basketball player tested positive last Friday, July 17. The player was the only person to test positive in a round of testing that included one football player, 11 women’s basketball players, 14 men’s basketball players, 46 football staffers, 13 men’s basketball staffers and 15 women’s basketball staffers.
• OU also announced Thursday that Marcus Bowman will join OU as senior associate athletics director and chief financial officer for athletics. The former Pitt men's basketball player spent the past two-and-a-half years at UNLV at as senior associate athletics director and CFO.
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