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Football Team Resumes Practice, Prepares to Play Indiana on Saturday

By Maryland Athletics Staff

The Maryland football team will resume practices today in preparation for Saturday’s game at Indiana. It will be the first game since matchups with Ohio State and Michigan State were canceled amid a surge of positive COVID-19 test results within Maryland Athletics earlier this month, including for Head Coach Michael Locksley.

Maryland Athletics will continue to monitor the program's COVID-19 testing results to determine the team's activities moving forward as the week progresses.

“The last two weeks have been trying for everyone associated with our football program, but I am proud of the resiliency and positive outlook Coach Locksley and our team has had,” said Athletic Director Damon Evans. “The team went through weight training this morning and will practice this afternoon. We are optimistic that we will be able to play this Saturday at Indiana. As we have done throughout, we will continue daily testing, monitor those results and base all decisions upon those results.

“Coach Locks and I have stayed in constant communication and he’s feeling good. He is expected to take part in this week’s practices in a virtual fashion, then travel with the team to Indiana on Friday and coach the Terrapins this Saturday.”

Since Thursday, daily antigen testing resulted in one positive; the confirmatory PCR test was negative. Yesterday, all football student-athletes underwent PCR testing, with no positives.

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