Wisconsin's game against Minnesota this Saturday has been canceled.
Minnesota announced the decision Tuesday evening, saying the football team is pausing all activities as it responds to positive COVID-19 cases in the program.
Per Big Ten policy, the Wisconsin v. Minnesota game will not be rescheduled and will be ruled a no contest.
The team says nine student-athletes and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last five days.
The Badgers posted the following on social media:
😔— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) November 24, 2020
Wish you guys all the best.
Get well soon Gophers! https://t.co/Ci64n4JTxj
Minnesota Director of Athletics Mark Coyle issued the following statement:
"The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches and staff has always been our main priority. We have experienced an increase in positive cases recently and have made the responsible decision to pause team activities. We will continue to rely on the guidance of our medical experts as we navigate the next several days. We are doing everything we possibly can to miss the fewest amount of days possible. Our goal is to be healthy enough and ready to compete on December 5 against Northwestern."