COLLEGE PARK, MD. (WJZ) — University of Maryland Athletics has canceled Saturday’s scheduled football game against Michigan State.
Over the past seven days, 15 student-athletes have tested positive for the coronavirus. That resulted in a Big Ten test positivity rate of 2.8%. There were also seven positive cases among staff over that same time period, making the population positivity rate 14.9%.
Anyone who tested positive is now under isolation in a designated space.
Head Coach Michael Locksley is among those who tested positive for the virus Wednesday and is isolating at home.
“I am gutted for our team and for our fans,” Locksley said. “This team is eager to play and compete and continue the growth we’ve seen this season. This virus is testing our players and coaches right now, but I have no doubt that we will emerge as a stronger unit for having gone through this together. As for me personally, I am feeling strong, with only minor symptoms. I will continue to lead this program virtually and our game preparations for Indiana will begin immediately.”
The game, which was supposed to be played in College Park, will not be rescheduled.
NEWS: Under the guidance and advice from university medical staff, Maryland Athletics has canceled Saturday's scheduled football game against Michigan State. The game will not be rescheduled. https://t.co/ljShMQqL2E
— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) November 19, 2020