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OSU's first opponent, Tulsa, pauses practice because of COVID-19 cases

TULSA -- Eight Tulsa football players tested positive for COVID-19 and eight more players came into direct contact with those infected. All 16 players have been placed in quarantine, leading the university to pause practice until further notice, the school announced Monday.

Tulsa is scheduled to open the season on Sept. 12 at Oklahoma State.

The eight players who tested positive were asymptomatic and none required hospitalization.

Practice was paused last Wednesday as players underwent the most recent round of COVID-19 testing.

“It’s unfortunate that we have to pause practice, but the well-being, health and security of our athletes is our number one priority,” Tulsa coach Philip Montgomery said. “We will continue to do everything we can during this stretch to keep our players safe, healthy and at the top of their game mentally.”

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Oklahoma State's LD Brown (7) is tackled by a host of Tulsa defenders during a college football game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane (TU) at H.A. Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma State's LD Brown (7) is tackled by a host of Tulsa defenders during a college football game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane (TU) at H.A. Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

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Scott Wright

A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and... Read more ›

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