Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley announced Tuesday the school will no longer reveal COVID-19 testing data pertaining to the football team because of “competitive advantage,” according to Jason Kersey of The Athletic.
Lincoln Riley says OU won't be releasing football COVID testing data moving forward because of "competitive advantage." OU has decided to start treating these things like injuries when it comes to public disclosure.
— Jason Kersey (@jasonkersey) September 8, 2020
Riley said Oklahoma has decided to treat positive coronavirus results like injuries, the specifics of which aren’t publically revealed.
The Sooners reported only one new case over the course of nearly a month after 14 individuals initially tested positive when they resumed practice in early July.
But the team experienced a setback after a week off from practice in mid-August, with nine players testing positive for COVID-19.
Riley said at the time he remained “very confident” in the school’s approach to preventing a COVID-19 outbreak.
Oklahoma is scheduled to begin its pursuit of a fourth straight College Football Playoff appearance on Sept. 12 against Missouri State.
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