Michigan pausing all team activities less than two weeks before showdown with Ohio State
One of the best rivalries in college football might be in danger.
Michigan is putting on pause all team-related activities less than two weeks before their annual season-ending showdown against No. 3 Ohio State (4-0). The reason for the pause, according to The Michigan Insider at 247Sports.com is “ based on presumptive positive tests” found during COVID-19 testing.
The team was alerted to the shutdown earlier this morning. Whether this is a momentary stoppage or something lengthier will depend upon “confirmatory PCR test results. All meetings planned for the day will commence virtually in order to continue the preparation for Saturday’s matchup with Maryland if it winds up not being canceled.”
Michigan is scheduled to host Maryland (2-2), who have had their own struggles in recent days due to the pandemic.
Michigan football spokesperson: "Out of caution, we are holding all team activities virtually today."
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It has already been a tough year for the Wolverines on the field, who are 2-4 and having dropped out of the polls. This past Saturday, they were humiliated at home to previously winless Penn State (1-5). The week before it took triple overtime for them to beat Rutgers (2-4).