Louisiana Tech’s season opener at Baylor, set for Saturday in Waco, Texas, has been postponed because of an outbreak of COVID-19 cases among Bulldogs players.
Louisiana Tech had 38 players test positive for the coronavirus after a round of tests conducted earlier this week, a person with knowledge of the tests confirmed to the News-Star.
The programs will try to reschedule the game later.
It’s the third game involving Big 12 teams to be affected by coronavirus. Earlier, the SMU-TCU game was canceled and Tulsa-Oklahoma State was postponed.
“We are obviously very disappointed that we will not be able to open the season this weekend at Baylor,” Louisiana Tech athletics director Tommy McClelland said in a release Tuesday night. “However, with the number of recent positive COVID-19 results and contact tracing, it is simply not possible. We