Mid-America Christian University to suspend all athletic activities

MACU Athletics
Adam Stanek, Sports Information Director

OKLAHOMA CITY – Due to rising COVID-19 infection rates and in following the guidelines laid out in the emergency proclamation made by the City of Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt on Thursday, the Mid-America Christian University Athletic Department has made the decision to suspend all competition for the remainder of the fall semester.

During a press conference yesterday, Mayor Holt made an announcement imploring residents of Oklahoma City to take a break from higher-risk activities for the next 10 days and recommended residents keep their distance from each other during this time frame to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus.

Since the beginning of November, new daily Coronavirus counts have nearly tripled in the OKC metro, with nearly one out of 100 residents testing positive for COVID-19 and approximately 800 new cases diagnosed daily within the last three weeks.

As a result, Friday night’s junior varsity men’s basketball game against Southwestern Christian has been canceled. Saturday’s men’s basketball game against Science & Arts has been postponed until the spring semester as well as its Nov. 25 contest at No. 6 LSU Shreveport has been tentatively postponed.

Mid-America Christian will tentatively resume competition on Saturday, Jan. 2 as the Mid-America Christian women’s basketball team will host Manhattan Christian (Kan.) for a 2 p.m. tip-off at the Gaulke Activity Center.

For more information,
Mayor David Holt’s Emergency Proclamation