First B1G game of 2020 season canceled
Wisconsin has announced that their Week 2 contest against Nebraska has been cancelled due to a COVID-19 outbreak.
We have paused team activities.
— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) October 28, 2020
Since Wednesday morning, 12 people in the Wisconsin football program tested positive for COVID-19: six student-athletes and six staff members, including head coach Paul Chryst.
“We have said from the beginning that the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches and staff members comes first,” Wisconsin Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez said. “Over the past several days we have seen a rising number of student-athletes and staff contract the virus. The responsible thing for us to do is to pause football-related activities for at least seven days.”
The game against Nebraska will not be made up. Wisconsin’s next game will be at home vs. Purdue on Nov. 7.