UMD football team aims for Saturday return against Indiana Hoosiers

Posted at 2:18 PM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 14:18:09-05

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The University of Maryland football team is hoping to make it to Indiana this Saturday to play the Hoosiers.

COVID-19 has really hampered the Terps over the last two weeks, forcing them to cancel games against Ohio and Michigan State.

Last week head coach Michael Locksley was one of several players and staff to test positive for the virus.

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“The last two weeks have been trying for everyone associated with our football program, but I am proud of the resiliency and positive outlook Coach Locksley and our team has had,” said Athletic Director Damon Evans. “The team went through weight training [Monday] morning and will practice this afternoon. We are optimistic that we will be able to play this Saturday at Indiana. As we have done throughout, we will continue daily testing, monitor those results and base all decisions upon those results.

On Sunday, all football student-athletes underwent PCR testing, with no positives.

As for Locksley, he will join practices virtually and is expected to recover in time to coach the Indiana game.