Athletic director: Wisconsin has 22 constructive COVID-19 circumstances


MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez says the overall variety of constructive COVID-19 circumstances throughout the Badgers’ soccer program has elevated to 22.

Alvarez instructed ESPN’s “School GameDay” on Saturday that 12 soccer gamers and 10 staffers have examined constructive.

“We’re nonetheless having additions in our circumstances, and that’s one thing we’ve obtained to get our arms round and management it,” Alvarez stated.

The ninth-ranked Badgers (1-0) had been scheduled to play at Nebraska (0-1) on Saturday, however Wisconsin officers introduced Wednesday they had been calling off that recreation and pausing workforce actions for every week as a consequence of a coronavirus outbreak throughout the program. The Wisconsin-Nebraska recreation received’t be rescheduled.

Wisconsin introduced Wednesday that six gamers and 6 staffers – together with head coach Paul Chryst – had examined constructive since Oct. 24, the day after its season-opening 45-7 victory over Illinois.

Faculty officers up to date that quantity Thursday by saying two extra staffers and one extra participant had examined constructive. The Thursday replace indicated this system had a complete of 16 energetic circumstances, and that 15 of them had come since Oct. 24.

The Badgers’ subsequent scheduled recreation is Nov. 7 at residence in opposition to Purdue. Concerning the standing of that recreation, Alvarez stated Wednesday that “we’ll see the place we’re so far as testing, and we’ll make that call as we transfer nearer to the sport.”


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