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Wisconsin vs. Nebraska canceled due to Covid-19

A Covid-19 outbreak among the Wisconsin quarterbacks has resulted in the team pausing athletic activities for a week. The game with Nebraska will not be rescheduled.

A general view of the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Memorial Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images

UPDATE 3:40 p.m.: Nebraska might still be trying to get a game in this weekend. Could they lure a last-minute opponent to Lincoln?

UPDATE: The game is actually being canceled due to a lack of open weeks in the remaining schedule, per Nicole Auerbach. The decision comes, “due to an elevated number of COVID-19 cases within the Badgers program.”

The Wisconsin Badgers game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers is being postponed due to multiple positive Covid-19 tests on the Wisconsin roster. A makeup date has not been announced.

Wisconsin’s football team is pausing all team-related activities for “at least seven days,” according to reporter Heather Dinich. Quarterbacks Graham Mertz and Chase Wolf both reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 and were undergoing PCR tests to confirm the positives. If the positives were confirmed, Big Ten health protocols would keep them out for at least 21 days.

Wisconsin is scheduled to face Purdue on November 7. The status of that game is still to be determined as the team figures out how long it must pause team-related activities.