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Michigan football has canceled this Saturday’s game against Maryland and will halt practices until at least Monday, according to a statement issued today (Dec. 2).

The game will not be rescheduled.

“The decision by our medical professionals to stop practices and cancel this Saturday’s game against Maryland was made with the health, safety and welfare of the student-athletes, coaches and staff as our utmost priority,” athletic director Warde Manuel said in a statement. “We have seen an increase in the number of student-athletes unavailable to compete due to positive tests and associated contact tracing due to our most recent antigen and PCR testing results.”

Michigan first stopped all in-person activities Monday (Nov. 30) due to “an increased number of presumptive positives that are awaiting confirmation,” stated coach Jim Harbaugh.

“That’s an increased number from zero,” Harbaugh stated Monday. “It was more than one. It was a few. So it was increased.”

“Daily testing will continue and medical professionals will make a determination when to resume practice,” the program stated in the release. “The earliest practice can resume will be Monday, Dec. 7.”

This is a developing story.

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