Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez was forthcoming with details after the Badgers decided to cancel their game against Nebraska this weekend.

“The decision fell into the category where the chancellor and I had the prerogative to make the decision,” Alvarez told reporters on a Zoom call Wednesday afternoon.

Earlier in the day, the Badgers announced they had 12 positive tests — six players and six staff members, including coach Paul Chryst.

Alvarez added that he and chancellor Rebecca Blank felt like they need to get their “arms around [the situation].”

Alvarez said he informed Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos of the decision on Wednesday morning.

The Badgers have Purdue scheduled in Week 2, but Alvarez says they’ll re-evaluate what the numbers look like “in the coming days.”

“The most important thing right now is to quarantine our players and get this under control,” he said. “We’ll make that decision about playing the next game when the time comes.”

Alvarez said that players will have individual hotel rooms during the quarantine.