Wisconsin Football Cancels Over Virus Cases. Again.


For the second consecutive week, the University of Wisconsin canceled a football game because of a coronavirus outbreak in the program.

Wisconsin, ranked No. 10 in The Associated Press poll, said on Tuesday that it would not host Purdue on Saturday. Wisconsin reported on Tuesday that at least 15 players and 12 staff members, including Coach Paul Chryst, had tested positive since Oct. 24.

“I share in the disappointment of our student-athletes and staff,” Barry Alvarez, Wisconsin’s athletic director, said in a statement. “We have seen a level of improvement in our testing numbers, but not enough to give us confidence to resume normal activities and play our game on Saturday.”

Alvarez later told reporters in a video conference call that he had never reached the point of being confident. “I was hopeful,” he said. “I thought we were doing the right things.”


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