MICHIGAN – Michigan university has announced the cancellation of this weeks game against Maryland due to COVID-19.
The team will pause the football program and all practices, after consultation with medical professionals and the local health department.
“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 (COVID-19) tests and associated contact tracing due to our most recent antigen and PCR testing results.”
Daily testing will continue and medical professionals will make a determination when to resume practice. The earliest practice can resume will be Monday (Dec. 7).
This will bring the Ohio State vs Michigan game into play also due to the time it takes to self isolate coaches and or players.