This Saturday’s scheduled game between Wisconsin and Purdue has been cancelled due to the number of coronavirus cases within the Badgers program.

The announcement has a familiar ring to it.

Wisconsin was forced to cancel their game with Nebraska scheduled for Oct. 31 for the same reasons, which included starting quarterback Graham Mertz and head coach Paul Chryst. The original number of 12 cases that forced the cancellation had risen to 22 by game time.

Back on Oct. 28 athletic director Barry Alvarez initially announced the team would be pausing all football related activities for seven days, but today’s statement says the program’s halt will be indefinite.

“I share in the disappointment of our student-athletes and staff,” Alvarez said. “We have seen a level of improvement in our testing numbers, but not enough to give us confidence to resume normal activities and play our game on Saturday. We will continue to test regularly, take the proper health-related precautions and look forward to getting our team back on the field as soon as possible.”

More comments from Alvarez are below.