Apparently COVID strikes again and will rob Baylor of a third planned opener, as Bruce Feldman is reporting that the Baylor-Houston game scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed. Given that this was only scheduled a week ago to fill the gap, and the teams have no real reason to try to play it later, it seems almost certain “postponed” means “canceled.”
SOURCE: tomorrow’s Baylor-Houston game has been postponed.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) September 18, 2020
As of this writing I’ve yet to see anyone else confirm the story, but Feldman is about as good at this as there is in the business, so if he’s saying it, it’s probably true.
I think I can speak for all of us when I say:
I’ll update with more information as it becomes available. It appears that our first game (if it even happens at this rate) will be next Saturday in Waco against Kansas.
UPDATE: Dennis Dodd has confirmed the postponement and indicated that the COVID issue is on the Baylor side.
Confirmed: Baylor-Houston is postponed. First reported by @BruceFeldmanCFB. I was able to find out the COVID issue was on the Baylor side.— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) September 18, 2020
Colt Barber is implying that it isn’t the result of positive tests but contact tracing, instead.
Despite multiple negative tests over the last two weeks, some Baylor players were going to miss tomorrow's game against Houston because of contact tracing protocols. https://t.co/KIciozWlwj— Colt Barber (@Colt_Barber) September 18, 2020
UPDATE 2: Baylor has confirmed that the game is postponed and it was because of issues on our side, so it is official now.