LAWRENCE, KS — – No. 20 Texas and Kansas were scheduled to meet this weekend, but the clash at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, has been called off.
The Big 12 conference announced on Thursday that the regular season-ending game, which had already been pushed back to Saturday because of positive COVID-19 tests within the Jayhawks’ program, has now been canceled due to an outbreak among the Longhorns.
The game will not be rescheduled.
“In accordance with Big 12 Conference football game interruption guidelines, the Texas at Kansas game scheduled for December 12 has been canceled due to UT’s shutdown of football operations. The game is declared a “no contest” and will not be rescheduled,” a statement from the conference read.
Texas (6-3, 5-3) returned three positive tests after blowing out Kansas State last week, prompting school officials to shut down practice. The Longhorns had a walkthrough Wednesday only to discover there were more positive tests.
Kansas will finish 0-9, its second winless season since 2015. Prior to that, the Jayhawks hadn’t gone without a win since 1954.
No. 11 Oklahoma vs West Virginia – CANCELED
The news came on the back of Wednesday’s announcement that the game between No. 11 Oklahoma and West Virginia at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium and also in the Big 12, was called off.
“In accordance with Big 12 Conference football game interruption guidelines, the Oklahoma at West Virginia game scheduled for December 12 has been canceled as WVU is shutting down its football operations for seven days,” said the statement from the conference.
“Although Oklahoma is unable to complete all of its conference games, it has secured a berth in the Dr. Pepper Big 12 Championship game on Saturday, December 19 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.”