ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WJZ) — Saturday’s Maryland-Michigan football game has been canceled and will not be made up as the Wolverines see an increase in the number of players who test positive or come into contact with people who have COVID-19.
The Wolverines have also paused practices until at least December 7, the team said.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: 85% Of Maryland Adults Vaccinated
“The decision by our medical professionals to stop practices and cancel this Saturday’s game against Maryland was made with the health, safety and welfare of the student-athletes, coaches and staff as our utmost priority,” Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel said in a statement. “We have seen an increase in the number of student-athletes unavailable to compete due to positive tests and associated contact tracing due to our most recent antigen and PCR testing results.”
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Our game against Michigan has been canceled after Michigan paused football practices.
We will continue meetings and practice today. Our next game is scheduled to be played against Rutgers on Dec. 12. https://t.co/KDZXgDNhLB
— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) December 2, 2020
The teams had been set to face off in Ann Arbor on Saturday afternoon.Covid-19 Numbers Are Getting Better. But Where They Go From Here Will Depend On Vaccinations, Fauci Says
Maryland, meanwhile, will continue to have practice and meetings and is still set to take on Rutgers on December 12.