The University of Texas' football program has canceled the upcoming game against the Kansas Jayhawks citing a multitude of positive COVID-19 cases.
The program announced Thursday that the game, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12., was canceled after nine student-athletes and 13 staff members tested positive this week. They are all quarantining, along with the additional 14 student-athletes and 15 staff members who were identified in contact tracing, according to the university.
Saturday’s game at Kansas has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. https://t.co/48hMcKwuCl— Texas Football (@Texas Football) 1607629763.0
The game was declared a "no contest" and therefore will not be rescheduled. The decision was made in accordance with Big 12 Conference football game interruption guidelines.
Vice President and Director of Athletics Chris Del Conte said the team will continue to monitor, perform daily tests and move forward in an abundance of caution.
"We are pausing all football team activities and shutting down football training facilities to get a COVID-19 spread among our Football program under control," Del Conte said. "We're extremely disappointed that we won't be able to play our final regular season game at Kansas this week, but look forward to returning to action for our bowl game in the coming weeks."
This game would have been the final conference game of the year for the Longhorns. The game had originally been rescheduled from Nov. 21 but had been pushed back due to Kansas' inability to meet the Big 12 requirement for players due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The first COVID cases seen this season were before the start of the week when Sunday's practice was cancled after three players and two staff members tested positive for the virus.
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🗓 All weekend
Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities
All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park
This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.
6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.
10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park
Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.
Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.
11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway