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Maryland Athletics cancels Saturday's football game against Michigan State

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Posted at 2:47 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 14:47:21-05

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Maryland Athletics has canceled Saturday's football game against Michigan state. All team training activities have been paused.

Between December 10 - 16, 15 student athletes have tested positive for COVID-19. Antigen tests conducted Thursday morning resulted in three more presumptive positives. There were also six positive cases among staff over that same period.

All positive individuals are now in isolation.

“This has been a season of promise and of adversity,” said Head Coach Michael Locksley.

“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.”

Saturday's game against Michigan State won't be rescheduled.