Tulane was set to host No. 2 Oklahoma on campus at Yulman Stadium. A shelter-in-place order for Tulane’s campus remained Monday morning because the college’s harm evaluation and restoration crew started its preliminary evaluation.
The Inexperienced Wave soccer crew has relocated to Birmingham, Alabama, the place it can follow all through the week earlier than touring to Oklahoma. Saturday’s sport is slated for midday ET.
“On this terribly troublesome second for the folks of Louisiana, we wish to do our small half by helping Tulane with the sport this weekend,” mentioned Oklahoma president Joseph Harroz Jr in an announcement. “Whereas we remorse that it’s a necessity for us to host it, we’ll welcome the Tulane household this Saturday with open arms and heavy hearts. We hope this act is one small approach that we may also help alleviate among the stress the college is at present enduring.
“Our ideas and prayers will proceed to be with all these impacted and people serving to with the reduction and restoration within the coming weeks and months.”
Tulane will decide the plan for the remainder of its speedy schedule at a later date. The Inexperienced Wave is slated to host Morgan State on Sept. 11.
Saturday’s sport is the second of a three-game sequence between the applications, which performed in 2017 at Oklahoma and are set to play once more in Norman in 2024. The 2 faculties have agreed to work collectively on figuring out a date in a future season to make up dropping a sport in New Orleans, in response to Monday’s launch.
As a result of brief discover of the transfer and the lack to assemble a full employees for the sport, solely the decrease bowl of Oklahoma Memorial Stadium might be used for fan seating. Tulane will stay the house crew and obtain proceeds from ticket gross sales.
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