In a tweet, the Michigan Wolverines (2-4) confirmed they are canceling the upcoming game against Maryland (2-2) and suspending practice until Monday.
“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 in the press release.
“We have seen an increase in the number of student-athletes unavailable to compete due to positive (COVID-19) tests and associated contact tracing due to our most recent antigen and PCR testing results.”
Reports out of Ann Arbor earlier this week said the team had suspended all in-person activities because of an increase in positive COVID tests.
“Out of an abundance of caution Michigan Football is going to hold everything virtually,” said coach Jim Harbaugh in an announcement Monday. “We had an increased number of presumptive positives that are awaiting confirmation.”
The Wolverines have one more game on their schedule on December 12, 2020 against arch-rival Ohio State (4-0).