COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc throughout college football, and now it has reached the Big Ten.
The University of Maryland announced Wednesday that it has paused all team activities due to “an elevated number of COVID-19 cases” in its football program. In a press release, Maryland said eight football players have tested positive over the past seven days.
As a result, the Terps’ home game against No. 3 Ohio State on Saturday has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
Maryland said the decision to pause team activities and cancel the game was made by athletic director Damon Evans and school president Daryll Pines after “recommendation from university health officials and in consultation with the Big Ten.