Golden Gophers Practice Virtually While Waiting For COVID Results

By Adam Roberts – 11/24/2020

Wisconsin-Minnesota, a tradition spanning over a century between the two programs, could be in jeopardy this weekend.

The Golden Gopher football team practiced virtually today while awaiting the results of COVID-19 testing of its players. The hope is to resume in-person practice tomorrow ; the decision was made to go virtual after an unspecified number of players tested positive on Monday, but test results waiting to confirm those cases had not been returned. Head coach P-J Fleck said  Monday that any decision on whether to play Saturday’s game would be made by medical professionals in conjunction with the school’s administration and the Big Ten Conference.

“We’re game planning” Fleck said at his virtual conference yesterday. “Right now, our whole thing is we plan on playing.” Those comments came prior to the program’s Monday night announcement about practice going virtual for Tuesday.

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