COVID-19 positives cancel Maryland-Michigan St. game
The season-ending game between Michigan State and Maryland scheduled for Saturday was canceled because of COVID-19 issues revealed within the Terrapins’ program.
It is the second time that a game between the teams was halted. The game originally was scheduled for Nov. 21 before it was moved to Saturday. That also is the day of the Big Ten championship game between Ohio State and Northwestern.
Maryland announced on Thursday that the cancellation was done “under the guidance and advice from university medical staff.” The Terrapins program revealed three presumptive positive COVID-19 tests Thursday morning.
“This has been a season of promise and of adversity,” Maryland head coach Michael Locksley said in a release. “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.”
Michigan State will end its season with a 2-5 record, losing its last two games to Ohio State and Penn State, respectively.
Maryland will end its season with a 2-3 record. The Terrapins had a game canceled against Ohio State one week before the original postponement against Michigan State. The Dec. 5 Maryland-Michigan game also was canceled.
The Maryland athletic program said it has conducted 2,340 on-campus COVID-19 tests for student athletes since Nov. 10, with 36 of those revealed as positive.
–Field Level Media