By Adam Roberts – 11/24/2020
The COVID big has bitten the Badger football team once again. This time, though, it’s the Badgers’ opponent dealing with a virus outbreak.
Despite Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck’s assertions this week that the teams would play their scheduled game this Saturday, the news has broken this evening that the game will be cancelled. The decision was made by an administrative group led my Minnesota A.D. Mark Coyle on the heels of more likely positive test results for the program, which has already had nine student-athletes and six staff members test positive.
Per Big Ten policy, the game is a no-contest and will not be made up. Minnesota is hoping to return December 5th against Northwestern, while Wisconsin now appears to be ineligible for the Big Ten Championship Game with their third cancellation.
this will be the first time since 1906 the Badgers and Golden Gophers won’t play in a season, making it only the second time since 1890 they won’t face off.