Badgers, Purdue game canceled due to COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 11:02 AM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 14:21:48-05

MADISON — UW Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez announced Tuesday that the Badger-Purdue game scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7 is canceled.

According to Alvarez, the game will not be rescheduled.

"I share in the disappointment of our student-athletes and staff," Alvarez said. "We have seen a level of improvement in our testing numbers, but not enough to give us confidence to resume normal activities and play our game on Saturday. We will continue to test regularly, take the proper health-related precautions and look forward to getting our team back on the field as soon as possible."

This comes after 21 student-athletes and staff have tested positive for COVID-19 since Oct. 31.

There are currently 27 active cases, the team reports.

Wisconsin Athletics plans to provide another update on Saturday, Nov. 7.

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