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University of Oklahoma Suspends All ‘In-Person Events’ On Campus Through July 31, Sooners Aren’t Allowed To Practice Football

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The Oklahoma Sooners football team is in some serious trouble amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The university announced at the end of last week that all “in-person events” and “camps and athletic competitions” were suspended through July 31 because of coronavirus. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

That means the earliest the Sooners can do any type of organized team activity is August 1. That’s really bad news for Lincoln Riley and his team.

 

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This might honestly be the worst sign for the college football season that we’ve seen so far. This is really bad news, and it’s a dark indication of what might be waiting in August.

Oklahoma is one of the best programs in America. The people in the state love the Sooners, and the Lincoln Riley’s team is dominant.

 

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When a team like that is being stopped from practicing, then you know things are bad. They called off everything through July!

This isn’t like they’re being told they can’t practice through the spring. The Sooners are halted until the start of August at the earliest.

I have no idea how you can play games when you can’t do any kind of organized activities through July. There’s just not enough time to prepare.

 

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If you weren’t already worried, it might be time to start panicking. It’s starting to look really bad, and I have a feeling we’re only at the tip of the iceberg. What a terrible time for fans of the game.