By Adam Roberts – 10/28/2020
A full-on COVID-19 outbreak has stricken the Wisconsin Badger football program, and now the unfortunate reality has set in.
The school announced a few moments ago that their game against Nebraska scheduled for this Saturday afternoon has been cancelled, and the team is pausing all football activities for the next seven days. The second part of that means that the team’s game against Purdue on November 7th could be in jeopardy as well based solely on limited prep time.
According to Josh Schafer of the 247Sports Network, head coach Paul Chryst is one of the 12 people within the program to have tested positive; there were also a number of false positives, but the damage has been done. Remember that any games cancelled due to COVID are to be ruled “no contest”. To compete for the Big Ten Championship, a team must play at least six games; assuming Wisconsin plays out the remainder of their season after this weekend without interruption, they would have seven games under their belt including last week’s win over Illinois.
We’ll continue to follow this story and provide updates as they become available.