By Ben Sullivan

Maryland’s game at Michigan this Saturday has been cancelled due to a rise in COVID-19 cases within the Michigan  program.

“The decision by our medical professionals to stop practices and cancel this Saturday’s game against Maryland was made with the health, safety and welfare of the student-athletes, coaches and staff as our utmost priority,” Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel said in a news release. “We have seen an increase in the number of student-athletes unavailable to compete due to positive tests and associated contact tracing due to our most recent antigen and PCR testing results.”

The game against Maryland was Michigan’s last scheduled home game. With losses in all three home games played this season, this is the first time in program history Michigan has not had at least one home win.

The Wolverines are 2-4 on the season and still have Ohio State remaining on the schedule, in Columbus. With this game being canceled, there is no guarantee Michigan and Ohio State will play in the annual rivalry game.

Maryland is still practicing this week and is now preparing for its game against Rutgers on Dec. 12.

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