Maryland reveals multiple players test positive for COVID-19, leading to pause in team activities
Maryland dropped some big news on the B1G on Wednesday afternoon, announcing that a spike in the number of positive COVID-19 cases has led the football program to shut down operations for the time being. That includes Saturday’s game against Ohio State.
In a statement released on Wednesday, Maryland revealed that 8 student-athletes on the football team tested positive for COVID-19. Because of the increased number of cases, the Terrapins are pausing all team-related activities.
Saturday’s game between Maryland and Ohio State is also canceled. It will not have a make-up date.
“There is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and staff,” Evans said. “We realize that this news is disappointing to all of the Maryland fans out there who were looking forward to the Terps taking on an outstanding Ohio State team, but the responsible thing for us to do is pause football activities, given the number of positive cases currently in our program.”
“We’re obviously extremely disappointed that we’ll be unable to host Ohio State this Saturday,” said head coach Mike Locksley. “It was an opportunity that our team was preparing for and excited about. However, we have and always will keep our players, coaches and staffs safety at the forefront of our decision making process. We’ll continue to operate as much as we can virtually as we monitor the situation in hopes of returning to play when it’s deemed safe.”
Maryland is 2-1 on the season, defeating Minnesota and Penn State in consecutive weekends.