No. 9 Wisconsin has paused all team-related activities for at least seven days due to an elevated number of COVID-19 cases within the program. As a result, the Oct. 31 game at Nebraska has been canceled, Wisconsin announced on Wednesday.
A release from the university states that a total of 12 people within the program had tested positive for COVID-19 in the past five days.
“We have said from the beginning that the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches and staff members comes first,” athletic director Barry Alvarez said. “Over the past several days we have seen a rising number of student-athletes and staff contract the virus. The responsible thing for us to do is to pause football-related activities for at least seven days.”
“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.”
Due to the Big Ten’s compact, conference-only schedule, the game between the Badgers and Cornhuskers cannot be made up.