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Wisconsin's game vs. Purdue canceled, football activities remain paused

Another Wisconsin Badgers football game is canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On Tuesday morning, the Wisconsin Badgers made the call that Saturday's game against Purdue would not be played.

According to the release and announcement, the Badgers have 27 active cases, including 15 student-athletes, and football activities remain paused.

Only head coach Paul Chryst's positive coronavirus case is confirmed by the University of Wisconsin, which was announced last week in the announcement cancelling the match-up at Nebraska on October 31.

Wisconsin, ranked #10 in the AP Poll, will now have two games canceled this season, with their next contest scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 14 at Michigan. The Badgers haven't played since a 45-7 season-opening win over Illinois.

Here is the full release from the University of Wisconsin, which confirms that Saturday's game will not be rescheduled.

The Wisconsin football team’s home game against Purdue on Saturday will not be played and team-related activities remain paused indefinitely, UW Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez announced Tuesday.
Saturday’s 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.”
There have been five (two staff and three student-athletes) positive COVID-19 PCR tests recorded since Saturday, Oct. 31. Over the last seven days (Oct. 27-Nov. 2), student-athletes (10) and staff (11) have registered a total of 21 positive tests. There are currently 27 active cases in the program, all since Saturday, Oct. 24. That includes 15 football student-athletes and 12 staff members.
The Badger football team first paused team activities on Oct. 28 and its scheduled game at Nebraska on Oct. 31 was cancelled.
Wisconsin Athletics plans to provide another update on Saturday, Nov. 7.

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