Michigan/Maryland Football Game Cancelled
And college sports bad news just keeps piling up with another football game cancellation. This time it's Michigan and Maryland that was set for this Saturday. It's a COVID-19 no-no!
Yep, sadly, Michigan's football game against Maryland scheduled for Saturday afternoon at the Big House has been canceled due to an increase in COVID-19 cases involving student-athletes.
This isn't the first time Maryland hasn't been able to play a State of Michigan football team. Last month, Michigan State's game against Maryland was canceled as Maryland had to deal with positive COVID-19 tests, including one for its head coach.
Fox17 reported that on Monday, the team announced it was holding virtual activities due to presumptive positive COVID-19 cases, and the team also held virtual activities on Tuesday. Then, the hammer came down yesterday, Wednesday. The team said they wouldn't even resume practice until at least Monday, and possible later.
Quoting the University of Michigan football staff, “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." Warde Manuel, the Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics went on to say, “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.”
Will they continue to do testing? You bet they will, daily testing.
The university's athletic department didn't give specifics around the COVID-19 cases involving the football team.
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