REPORT: Texas Bowl cancelled due to issues with COVID-19

The Texas Bowl matchup between Arkansas and TCU previously set for Thursday night has been cancelled.

The game, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Dec. 31, was called off on Tuesday due to issues with COVID-19 on the TCU team.

UA players had been scheduled to leave for the game Tuesday afternoon.

Texas Bowl officials confirmed the cancellation via a post on their website.

“While we are disappointed in canceling this year’s game, we look forward to hosting both the Texas Kickoff and Texas Bowl next season,” said David Fletcher, executive director. “We appreciate everyone’s support, including our new title sponsor, Mercari.”

Tickets that were purchased for the game, originally scheduled to take place at NRG Stadium in Houston, will be refunded and processed by the outlet it was purchased through, including Lone Star Sports & Entertainment and Ticketmaster.