(WXYZ) — Michigan State football's game against Maryland on Saturday has been canceled over the coronavirus.
According to the university, 15 student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past seven days, which is a Big Ten positivity rate of 2.8%. On top of that, there were seven positive cases involving the staff, including head coach Michael Locksley who tested positive on Wednesday.
"I am gutted for our team and for our fans," Locksley said in a release. "This team is eager to play and compete and continue the growth we've seen this season. This virus is testing our players and coaches right now, but I have no doubt that we will emerge as a stronger unit for having gone through this together. As for me personally, I am feeling strong, with only minor symptoms. I will continue to lead this program virtually and our game preparations for Indiana will begin immediately."
Last week, Maryland had to cancel its game against Ohio State, and the Baltimore Sun said the Terrapins had to cancel their third straight practice yesterday.
According to The Stadium's Brett McMurphy, it's the 15th game that was postponed or canceled this week.