Wisconsin announces decision on Saturday's game vs. Purdue
An outbreak of COVID-19 has cancelled this weekend’s game between Wisconsin and Purdue.
With 27 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on the Wisconsin football team, all football activities are currently paused. The further fallout from the breakout of the pandemic is that this weekend’s Big Ten is cancelled.
The breakdown is that 15 student-athletes and 12 staff members have been diagnosed with the virus, a continued upsurge in confirmed cases over the past few days.
— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) November 3, 2020
Late last week, the number of Badgers affected was 22, with 12 student-athletes counted among the COVID-19 count. Wisconsin is currently No. 10 in the nation and 1-0 after a 45-7 win over Illinois two weeks ago.
Wisconsin as a state is seeing a spike in coronavirus cases. On November 1, a record-number of 1,327 people tested positive for COVID-19, the seven-day average percent positive was 30.1 percent.
The outbreak among the football team casts into doubt the upcoming schedule for the next couple of weeks. After what was supposed to be a game this Saturday against Purdue, Wisconsin was set to travel to play No. 23 Michigan on November 14.