Houston-SMU recreation referred to as off for second time
Houston’s upcoming recreation with SMU has been postponed for a second time due to COVID-19 points, sources informed ESPN on Wednesday.The sport, which was initially to be performed on Nov. 21, was postponed to Dec. 5 when COVID-19 points inside Houston’s program brought on the sport to be delayed. This time, it is COVID-19 points inside SMU’s program which can be stopping the sport from being performed.SMU did not have any optimistic checks on the staff, however contact tracing knocked out complete place teams with greater than 20 gamers sidelined, a supply stated.It is unclear at this level whether or not the sport might be made up.Houston has a recreation scheduled with Memphis on Dec. 12 (which was initially postponed from Sept. 18) and is tentatively set to play Tulsa on Dec. 19, provided that Tulsa will not be a participant within the American Athletic Convention championship recreation. Ought to Tulsa play within the league title recreation, it might be potential for Houston and SMU to fulfill on Dec. 19.That is the third consecutive Houston recreation to be postponed or canceled due to COVID-19 points. The Cougars final performed on Nov. 14. That is the eighth time that Houston has had a recreation has impacted by COVID-19; the Cougars misplaced their complete September slate of opponents due to virus-related points.Earlier than the Houston postponements, SMU had just one COVID-19 cancellation this season, its Sept. 12 nonconference recreation in opposition to rival TCU. That is the primary time the Mustangs have needed to cancel a recreation due to virus-related points of their program.The Houston Chronicle first reported the cancellation.ESPN’s Dave Wilson contributed to this report.