For the second consecutive week, Maryland football won’t be in action Saturday.
The Terps’ game against Michigan State has been canceled as the program continues to deal with a coronavirus outbreak, the team announced Thursday morning.
While Maryland took steps to isolate last week following eight positive tests, including canceling all in-person team activities and relocating to The Hotel in College Park, cases have continued to increase. Head coach Mike Locksley is one of seven staff members to test positive over the past week, as have an additional 15 players, for a population positivity rate of 14.9%. They are all in isolation.
“I am gutted for our team and for our fans,” Locksley said. “This team is eager to play and compete and continue the growth we’ve seen this season. This virus is testing our players and coaches right now, but I have no doubt that we will emerge as a stronger unit for having gone through this together. As for me personally, I am feeling strong, with only minor symptoms. I will continue to lead this program virtually and our game preparations for Indiana will begin immediately.”
The Terps were 2-1 before their game against Ohio State last week. Since neither game will be rescheduled, the team only has three games remaining, against Indiana, Michigan and Rutgers.