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Maryland cancels football game vs. Michigan State after 15 more players, head coach test positive for coronavirus

The Maryland football program canceled Saturday’s home game against Big Ten rival Michigan State, citing an increase Thursday in the number of players and staff members who have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The school announced that 15 more players and seven staff members had tested positive with every individual currently in designated isolation spaces. One of those staff members is head coach Mike Locksley, who said he began to experience common cold-like symptoms Monday night and self-reported those symptoms to Dr. Yvette Rooks, assistant director at the University Health Center.

“It is a surprise because I tried to practice safety measures – wearing a mask, social distancing,” Locksley said.