Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez provides Saturday AM update to Badgers' COVID results
The number of positive COVID-19 test results within the Badgers’ football program continues to rise, Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez revealed on Saturday morning.
Appearing on ESPN’s College GameDay, Alvarez updated the status of the football program. According to Alvarez, the team is planning to reevaluate and make a decision on Wisconsin’s Week 3 status on Tuesday.
Unfortunately, the positive tests are still currently going up:
“We’ll take a look at where we are and our positive testing and make a decision on Tuesday,” said Alvarez.
“I just got a report this morning, today we are at 10 staff, 12 players, a total of 22. So we are still having additions in our cases, and that’s something we have to get our arms around and control of.”
Alvarez went on to say that a number of athletic directors have looked at the number of cases at Wisconsin and felt that it is a very high number. However, Alvarez reiterated that none of the AD’s are doctors and that all decisions will be made by the medical professionals:
“I think several athletic directors looked at that number and thought it was a little high. But none of us our doctors,” said Alvarez. “I’m sure we’ll take a look at it.”
Hopefully Week 2 is the only cancellation for the Badgers.