Wisconsin announced Tuesday that its football game this weekend against Purdue has been canceled and team activities remain paused indefinitely because of the number of positive coronavirus cases within the program. The game originally featured a line of Badgers -7.
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The Badgers originally canceled the game against Nebraska on Oct. 31, after the program had 12 positive tests, including starting quarterback Graham Mertz and head coach Paul Chryst. That number of positive cases then rose to 22, made up of 12 players and 10 staff members.
“I share in the disappointment of our student-athletes and staff,” Athletic Director Barry Alvarez said. “We have seen a level of improvement in our testing numbers, but not enough to give us confidence to resume normal activities and play our game on Saturday. We will continue to test regularly, take the proper health-related precautions and look forward to getting our team back on the field as soon as possible.”
Wisconsin is in danger of being unable to compete in the Big Ten championship. In order to compete in the game, a team must play at least six games.
– Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com