Michigan State v Maryland canceled due to COVID-19
By: Mike Stiles -
Friday, November 20, 2020
(UNDATED) – The Michigan State-Maryland football game has been canceled because of COVID-19 concerns with the Terrapins. The game will be declared a no contest. Maryland also announced Thursday that coach Mike Locksley tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday and is isolating at home. Locksley said Thursday that he started feeling mild, cold-like symptoms Monday night and reported them to team physician Dr. Yvette Rooks. In an earlier statement on the cancellation, Locksley said he was "gutted" for the team and its fans. Maryland also canceled last week's game against Ohio State after a rise in COVID-19 cases. The team paused all activities Nov. 11 after eight players had tested positive during the previous seven days. The Terrapins had hoped to resume practice earlier this week, but the number of cases has not subsided, sources said. Rooks said Thursday that the team's numbers began to improve over the weekend, but an uptick in cases this week forced the cancellation. She said she is hopeful Maryland can resume some conditioning activities this weekend. Big Ten policy for the season states that teams must play at least six regular-season games to qualify for the division championship, unless the average number of games in the division drops below six. Maryland and Wisconsin both can play a maximum of six regular-season games. Maryland is next scheduled to play Nov. 28 at No. 9 Indiana. Michigan State's next scheduled game is Nov. 28 at home against No. 19 Northwestern.