Michigan has cancelled its recreation towards Maryland this weekend, after transferring all soccer actions digital earlier this week attributable to an increase in COVID-19 circumstances throughout the program, it was introduced Wednesday.
The choice to cancel the sport in addition to pause practices was made in session with medical professionals, who will in the end decide when practices will be capable of resume.
The earliest Michigan will be capable of get again on the observe area is Dec. 7.
“The choice by our medical professionals to cease practices and cancel this Saturday’s recreation towards Maryland was made with the well being, security and welfare of the student-athletes, coaches and workers as our utmost precedence,” Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel stated in a launch. “We now have seen a rise within the variety of student-athletes unavailable to compete attributable to constructive exams and related contact tracing attributable to our most up-to-date antigen and PCR testing outcomes.”
The sport towards Maryland was Michigan’s final scheduled house recreation and, with losses in all three house video games this season, that is the primary time Michigan has not had a minimum of one house win in program historical past.
The Wolverines are 2-4 on the season and nonetheless have Ohio State remaining on the schedule in Columbus. With this recreation being canceled, there is no such thing as a assure Michigan and Ohio State will play within the annual rivalry recreation.
If The Recreation is canceled subsequent weekend as properly, it could put Ohio State beneath the minimal six video games required by the Huge Ten to take part within the Huge Ten Championship recreation. The caveat being if the common variety of video games performed for every staff throughout the convention falls beneath six, wherein case the Buckeyes would qualify.
Any change to the coverage or division tiebreakers must be generated by the 14 athletic administrators, who would in the end should agree on the modifications.
Maryland remains to be working towards this week and is now getting ready for its recreation towards Rutgers on Dec. 12.
ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg contributed to this report.