Saturday’s Baylor-Houston game has become a victim of COVID-19 only 24 hours before kickoff, after contact tracing found someone connected to the team who tested positive for the virus.
The team reiterated that no team member tested positive for Wuhan virus and that it was an extended association with someone outside the team that forced the determination.
The Big 12 conference requires all teams to test three times per person during a game week to ensure they are virus-free.
According to the release, a total of 23 athletes and staff members across all sports were being monitored for potential cases.
“The loss of this game is a devastating blow, but in the interest of the health and safety of our student-athletes, we believe we made the necessary decision,” Baylor athletic director Mack B. Rhoades said in a statement according to CBS Sports.