Oklahoma State has zero active COVID-19 cases on its football team prior to the team’s delayed season opener against Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater.
OSU announced its latest coronavirus testing results Monday afternoon, with 11 active cases, including four on the women’s soccer team and seven among non-fall sports. The Cowboys football team had seven active cases last week.
“Our medical group was on the cutting edge with what they did, and it just happened that Doc [Val Gene] Iven’s plan was essentially flawless and perfect from the fact that we brought them in as early as possible,” coach Mike Gundy said Monday during his weekly teleconference. “We gained tons of information and learned throughout the process. We’re sitting here at zero.
“You ask me where we’re at now, I gave you those numbers, can they change? Sure. Will they change throughout the season? I’m sure they will. But my point is the way that [Iven’s] approach, the way it was handled within our athletic department has been fabulous. We’re very thankful to be in this position for a lot of reasons.”
The Cowboys were scheduled to kick off their season against Tulsa this past Saturday, but it was postponed to Sept. 19 due to disruptions in preseasons practice for the Golden Hurricane caused by the coronavirus pandemic. OSU and Tulsa will kick off at 11 a.m. in Stillwater. The game will be on ESPN.
The Cowgirls soccer team has three more active cases for four total. OSU shut out Kansas State 3-0 in their season opener this past Saturday in Manhattan, Kansas. The Cowgirls will play their home opener Iowa State at 7 p.m. Friday at Neal Patterson Stadium.
In total, OSU has reported 112 positive tests since testing began June 1.
Total Active Cases: 11
Football Active Cases: 7
Soccer Active Cases: 4
Cross Country Active Cases: 0
All Other Sports Active Cases: 7
Cumulative Cases to Date (all sports since June 1): 112