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Oklahoma-Tulane game to be moved to OU’s campus

New Orleans is still recovering from Hurricane Ida, and the game has been moved to Oklahoma’s campus in Norman.

Quarterback Michael Pratt of the Tulane Green Wave hands the ball off to wide receiver Isaac Jernagin during second half action between the Nevada Wolf Pack at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at Albertsons Stadium on December 22, 2020 in Boise, Idaho. Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images

UPDATE 6:17 p.m. — The game has officially been moved to Norman.

Update 12:25 p.m. — Tulane athletic director Troy Dannen has said this report from The Athletic might not be true.


Jason Kersey of The Athletic is reporting that the opening game for the Tulane Green Wave and Oklahoma Sooners will be moved to Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma following the destruction of Hurricane Ida.

Oklahoma and Tulane have agreed to move Saturday’s 2021 season opener from New Orleans to Norman following Hurricane Ida’s landfall over the weekend, a source confirmed to The Athletic.

Tulane left New Orleans ahead of the storm and set up a temporary home base in Birmingham, Ala.

Oklahoma and Tulane agreed in 2015 to a three-game series, with the Green Wave playing in Norman in 2017 and 2024, and OU scheduled to make a trip to New Orleans this season.

If you’ve already bet on this game with Tulane as the home team, that bet will be voided at DraftKings Sportsbook because of a standing rule that “if a game venue is changed, and the home team and team’s listings are reversed, bets placed on the original listing will be void.”

And with the level of destruction around Yulman Stadium in New Orleans Garden District, this might not be the only game Tulane won’t be able to play at home this season. The Wave are scheduled to take on Morgan State on Saturday, September 11th at home as well.

Our thoughts are with everyone in New Orleans as they begin to rebuild.