Saturday’s Terps football game against the University of Michigan has been canceled after a rising number of positive COVID-19 test results among Wolverines student-athletes, the Michigan Athletic Department announced today. The game will not be rescheduled.
Michigan’s decision to pause in-person football activities was made in consultation with medical professionals and the local health department, officials in Ann Arbor said.
“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,” said Warde Manuel, the Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics. “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.”
This is the third Maryland football game called off this season due to the pandemic, following the cancellation of games against Ohio State and Michigan State.
Maryland Football will continue meetings and practice today. The Terps are scheduled to host Rutgers on Dec. 12.
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