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University of Maryland cancels football game against Michigan State

November 19th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

University of Maryland announced Saturday's football game against Michigan State has been canceled after head football coach Michael Locksley tested positive for the coronavirus. WBAL reports following Big Ten Conference protocols, all football student-athletes and football staff will continue to undergo daily antigen testing.

According to the news release, Maryland Athletics conducted additional daily PCR testing starting on Nov. 12.

"Over the past seven days, 15 student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19, resulting in a Big Ten test positivity rate of 2.8%. There were seven positive cases among staff over that same time period, resulting in a population positivity rate of 14.9%. All positive individuals are now in designated isolation spaces, per health protocols."

University of Maryland will not identify any other affected student-athletes or staff for medical privacy.