Purdue athletic director Mike Bobinsky has released a statement following Wisconsin’s decision to cancel this weekend’s game with the Boilermakers.

“While we looked forward to our game this weekend against Wisconsin, we understand the Badgers’ decision to cancel based on medical advice and their need to control any additional transmission of the virus within their team and staff.

“The health, well-being and safety of all student-athletes, coaches and staff remains the top priority for the entire Big Ten and will continue to guide decision-making.”


This is the second straight game the Badgers have had to cancel due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

For Purdue, this break in the schedule likely isn’t ideal. The Boilermakers are 2-0 and were riding the momentum of a 31-24 victory over Illinois.

Purdue has had some interesting challenges of their own this season. Head coach Jeff Brohm missed the program’s season-opener vs. Iowa due to COVID-19. Star receiver Rondale Moore has also missed the first two games due to an unspecified reason.

The Boilermakers will be back in action for Week 4 in the Big Ten against Northwestern on Nov. 14.