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COVID-19 cancels Terps football game for third time in four weeks

Men's basketball schedule also reshuffled
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Posted at 2:17 PM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 14:36:47-05

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Thanks to COVID-19, for the third time in four weeks a University of Maryland football game has been canceled.

First it was against Ohio State then Michigan State, now it's the Michigan Wolverines who the Terps won't be able to face.

Last week was the only time in the last month the team was able to take the field on game day.

It ended in a 27-11 loss to Indiana, and followed a week which saw multiple players and staff including head coach Michel Locksley test positive for coronavirus.

READ MORE: Terps Football coach Locksley tests positive for COVID-19, Saturday's game against Michigan State canceled

This time though, it was Michigan who called off the game.

“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 tests and associated contact tracing due to our most recent antigen and PCR testing results.”

The game will not be rescheduled.

For now the Terps will continue team practices and meetings in hopes of welcoming Rutgers next Saturday, December 12.

Meanwhile the Terps men's basketball schedule has also been reshuffled.

Friday's game against George Mason was scratched after someone on the Patriots tested positive.

The Terps will instead host Saint Peter's on Friday at 3 pm.