The schools have agreed to honor their domicile and domicile agreement and to monitor the dates of future planning opportunities.
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“The loss of this game is a devastating blow, but in the interests of the health and safety of our student-athletes, we believe we have made the necessary decision,” Baylor athletic director Mack B. Rhoades said in a statement.
“We are incredibly disappointed with the continued delay until the start of our season and we sympathize with our student-athletes, fans, coaches and administrative staff. We are grateful for the support and understanding from the University of Houston, athletic director Chris Pezman and the Chancellor. [Renu] Khator. We are looking forward to a future home and home game. ”
Schools worked quickly to schedule the game last week after previous postponements. Houston was due to face Memphis on Friday night, but an increase in positive coronavirus tests in Memphis has forced a postponement. Baylor’s original season opener on September 12 against Louisiana Tech has been postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak at Louisiana Tech.
Baylor, under first-year coach Dave Aranda, must now prepare for a potential fourth opponent for the season opener, as he was initially scheduled to face Ole Miss before the SEC moved to a conference schedule. only. The Bears are scheduled to host Kansas on September 26, and Houston are set to host North Texas on the same day.
“We are sorry for this postponement,” said Aranda. “While we have been looking forward to playing football this fall, we are all committed to doing so only with the highest level of safety and care for our student-athletes. We are disappointed for our team, staff and supporters, but look forward to the renewal of this rivalry in the future. “