Navy vs. Tulsa Information: Recreation canceled on account of Covid-19, American Convention to work on make-up date
Another college football game is canceled due to Covid-19. This time around, it’s an outbreak at the Naval Academy that is preventing midshipmen from competing against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane this Saturday.
TULSA, okla. –– The American Athletic Conference announced that the Tulsa-Navy soccer game in Annapolis, Md., Was postponed on Saturday due to positive COVID-19 cases at the Naval Academy and subsequent athlete contact tracing.
While Tulsa and Navy don’t have a joint open date until the end of the 2020 season, The American will be considering a number of options in terms of how the competition will run.
This is the third time a Tulsa game has been postponed or canceled due to COVID cases including Arkansas State and Cincinnati.
Tulsa has an incentive to play these games as the 3-1 Golden Hurricane are 3-0 in the American Conference and their game with the also undefeated Cincinnati Bearcats has already been scrubbed. The game with UC has already been postponed for December 5th and could also be a preview of the conference championship game.
Navy did not train as a precaution against Covid at the preseason camp this year, but has played better in recent weeks to reach 3-2 in the league and 3-4 overall.
“We are disappointed that we don’t face Tulsa this weekend. However, the protocols and guidelines are very comprehensive in both the Naval Academy and the American Athletic Conference,” said Chet Gladchuk, director of the Naval Academy of Athletics, in one Explanation. “There are a number of medical staff who have examined all related issues and in the end an administrative decision was made that clearly reflects the safety and well-being of everyone involved in both institutions.”