After One Week, Big Ten Forced To Cancel A Football Game
The silver lining for Badger fans is that the team won't have to start their 4th string redshirt Junior at QB this Saturday.
News broke yesterday that the second and third-string QBs for the Wisconsin Badgers had tested positive for COVID-19. That meant, with their first-stringer out for the season with a foot injury, it was going to be a rough day for the Badgers when the Cornhuskers rolled into town.
Now the game has been canceled after the school revealed more positive tests, including their head coach Paul Chryst.
CNN - This morning I received the news that I had tested positive via a PCR test I took yesterday," Chryst said in a statement. "I informed my staff and the team this morning and am currently isolating at home. I had not been experiencing any symptoms and feel good as of this morning.
Wisconsin will be suspending all team activities for a week, which will also put their Nov. 11 game with Purdue in jeopardy. The 9th ranked Badgers had their eyes on contending for a National Championship but with no off weeks built in to the Big Ten schedule, they might not be able to get enough games in to make their case for the NCAA playoff system.
Illinois, who played Wisconsin last week (well kind of played, they lost 45-7) have not reported any positive cases and is still scheduled to play Purdue this Halloween afternoon at 2:30, which you can listen to right here on 1440 WROK.