An increase in positive COVID-19 cases at Baylor and concerns of an outbreak have led to the Bears' scheduled home game Saturday against No. 7 Oklahoma State being pushed back almost two months.
Baylor and No. 7 Oklahoma State won't play on Saturday.
The Bears now have 28 players who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to athletic director Mack Rhoades, via David Smoak of SicEm365 Radio. "The Big 12 Championship remains tentatively scheduled for December 12 or 19 pending game results needed to determine the championship game participants".
Baylor is 1-1 so far this season, while Oklahoma State is the Big 12's only unbeaten team at 3-0 (2-0 in Big 12). Kick time and television coverage for the rescheduled game will be released when available.
Baylor didn't provide any specific numbers for the team, or say which position group or players were affected. Their next game is now scheduled for October 24 at home against Iowa State. The Bears' scheduled season opener against Louisiana Tech on September 12 was postponed because of the Bulldogs' COVID-19 testing results. Their game against Tulsa was moved from September 12 to September 19. The Bears, who did not play a nonconference game, are 1-1. The Sept. 19 game with Houston was postponed because the Bears didn't have enough players at one position.