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

Mike Locksley
Posted at 10:34 AM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 13:54:33-05

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The University of Maryland has canceled Saturday’s scheduled football game against Michigan State.

Over the last week, 15 student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19, resulting in a Big Ten test positivity rate of 2.8 percent.

There were also seven positive cases among staff over that same time period, including Head Coach Michael Locksley.

Everyone infected is currently in isolation.

“I am gutted for our team and for our fans,” said Locksley. “This team is eager to play and compete and continue the growth we’ve seen this season. This virus is testing our players and coaches right now, but I have no doubt that we will emerge as a stronger unit for having gone through this together. As for me personally, I am feeling strong, with only minor symptoms. I will continue to lead this program virtually and our game preparations for Indiana will begin immediately.”

The canceled game will not be re-scheduled. Last weeks contest against Ohio State was also scratched.