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.
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“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.”