Castiglione says Tulsa game will not be cancelled

OU AD Joe Castiglione talks about the Big 12's decision to play Saturday's game against Tulsa

The games will go on, according to Oklahoma Athletic Director Joe Castiglione.

In an effort to return life back to norman in light of Monday's tragedy in New York and Washington, the Big 12 voted Tuesday to resume competition in all sporting events.

"We met twice via teleconference and voted to play on Saturday," said Castiglione late Wednesday evening. "We spent considerable time addressing all the issues that come to mind. Issues related to travel, the events we see unfolding nationally, the wishes of our President and leaders of our country to resume as much normalcy as possible with respect to the gravity of the events, the victims, families and everyone who is involved dealing with this issue in one way or another. "

"I think it was a unanimous feeling among the conference to reflect the spirit of America and resume a sense of normalcy. Yet, we feel sensitive to all of the issues involved with respect to what is going on. In that respect, I think all 12 institutions were on the same page. I don't know if we would have moved in any direction if we didn't have a clear sense what our conference wanted. If we had felt differently throughout the conference, then we may have reached a different kind of vote."

Kick-off for the Oklahoma-Tulsa matchup is still set for 6:30 PM Saturday at Owen Field in Norman.

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