MSU-Maryland Football Game Canceled

The Michigan State-Maryland football game that was scheduled for Saturday has been canceled because of coronavirus concerns within Maryland’s program.

The game was originally scheduled as part of the Big Ten’s Champions Week. It will not be rescheduled and all training activities at Maryland have been paused.

“This has been a season of promise and of adversity,” Maryland coach Michael Locksley said in a statement. “Our team has demonstrated a tremendous work ethic, resolve and displayed Maryland pride throughout this unique season. We have battled two opponents each week, the team we matched up with on the field and COVID. Together, we experienced tremendous highs and we are deeply disappointed that we will not be able to test ourselves on the field against Michigan State.”

Between Dec. 10-16, 15 Maryland student-athletes had tested positive for COVID-19. Three more presumptive positives were returned Thursday morning, and six positive cases among staff were reported over the six-day period. The population positivity rate for the program is 12.4%.

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