The Oklahoma Suners announced Saturday that they had moved the season opener against Missouri State to Aug. 29, a week ahead of schedule.
The NCAA approved a waiver request from both schools to move the game – originally scheduled for September 5 – to allow for scheduling resilience amid coronovirus epidemics.
The move now soon allows a week off between each of its first three matches, which will see its second game 12 against Tennessee, 12 against Tennessee and the third game for Senna on 26 September.
Oklahoma’s athletic director Joe Castillione said in a statement, “If the season is allowed to start as scheduled, the benefit of the extra time between games helps our teams manage any kind of potential situations Will do. ” “Our original schedule had an open date between the second and third games, so now we would have five weeks to play three games.
“It gives us a more gradual approach to safely managing these unprecedented time conditions. We thank both the NCAA for allowing teams to start the season a week in advance, during this process. “
Despite deciding to play only two conference games this season at two other Power 5 conferences, the Big 12 has yet to make a decision about scheduling changes, and league members still hope to make all 12 games. Can play The NCAA Board of Governors discussed prospects for the sports championship on Friday, but decided to delay any decision until August.