West Virginia University is pausing all football activates — which includes the cancelation of Saturday’s home game against Oklahoma — due to a surge in positive COVID cases and contact tracing within the program, the school announced Thursday.
The Mountaineers will halt all workouts, practices and games for the next seven days, which wipes out Saturday’s scheduled regular season finale in Morgantown against the Sooners. According to WVU, the game will not be rescheduled.
“Our intent is to get this spread under control as soon as possible for the health and safety of all involved,” WVU athletic director Shane Lyons said in the release from the school. “We are beyond disappointed not to play our final home game of the season and honor our seniors, but we need to act now and reevaluate our situation after Dec. 17.”