Wisconsin slowly getting back to team activities, still working through COVID-19 outbreak
Wisconsin finally has a bit of positive news coming as the team tries to move forward from the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Badgers are 1-0 on the season and looked strong in their one game against Illinois. Unfortunately, Paul Chryst’s squad has canceled games in Weeks 2 & 3 due to an outbreak of the virus following the lone win of the season.
On Saturday, the latest update for the program finally has the team starting to turn a corner. According to Bruce Feldman with The Athletic, the Badgers are down to 14 active COVID-19 cases after previously having more than 20 positives within the program.
Along with that drop in cases, the Badgers have resumed limited on-field conditioning with strict protocols in place:
The Badgers had limited on-field conditioning Friday. Student-athletes were broken up into multiple groups, and all staff and student-athletes were required to wear masks and remain physically distanced at all times. They plan to hold another conditioning session on Saturday.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 7, 2020
If Wisconsin still wants to compete for a conference championship and potentially a shot at the College Football Playoff, the Badgers must return to action against Michigan in Week 4. Current B1G protocol requires teams to complete at least six of the eight regularly scheduled games to qualify for the B1G Championship Game.
It is still too early to determine if the Badgers will be active next weekend, but this latest update is a step in the right direction.