An elevated variety of COVID-19 positives at TCU is the rationale for the cancellation.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Razorbacks have been all set to pack into the group busses and head off for the Texas Bowl Tuesday afternoon. As a substitute, these busses drove off empty, because the group discovered that the Texas Bowl was cancelled attributable to COVID-19 points at TCU.
The sport was scheduled for Thursday night time at 7:00pm in Houston, however reportedly the Horned Frogs needed to choose out due to COVID-19 associated points.
Arkansas was supposed to finish their season with a bowl for the primary time since 2016. As a substitute, the primary season below Sam Pittman will finish at 3-7, with all three wins coming towards SEC opponents.
The college launched statements from head coach Sam Pittman and AD Hunter Yurachek:
Arkansas Head Coach Sam Pittman: “We’re very upset to not get the chance to compete once more as a group. We have been excited and needed to go play TCU within the Texas Bowl, however we actually perceive the problems within the TCU program. We had no constructive exams from yesterday and have been able to go to Houston this afternoon with a wholesome group. Our group and our student-athletes have sacrificed quite a bit during the last a number of months, together with over the vacations, so it is a robust option to finish our season. I’m so happy with our group for combating and dealing with themselves by way of adversity all 12 months.”
Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek: “We’re upset that our student-athletes won’t have a chance to compete towards TCU within the Mercari Texas Bowl. In what has been one of the uncommon seasons in school soccer historical past, our student-athletes made unbelievable sacrifices and earned the chance to securely compete in 10 video games through the 2020 soccer season. That could be a super credit score to them and the efforts of Coach Sam Pittman, his workers, our medical group and the management of Commissioner Greg Sankey and the Southeastern Convention. We sit up for taking the sphere once more for the 2021 season.”
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