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Badgers’ COVID-19 Cases Now At 22

Athletic Director Says 12 Players, 10 Staffers Have Tested Positive

"Home of the Wisconsin Badgers" is written on the side of the stadium
Camp Randall Stadium on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, before the Badgers’ first game of the season. Fans were not allowed inside the stadium for the game against Illinois. Angela Major/WPR

University of Wisconsin-Madison athletic director Barry Alvarez says the total number of positive COVID-19 cases within the Badgers’ football program has increased to 22.

Alvarez told ESPN’s “College GameDay” that 12 football players and 10 staffers have tested positive.

The ninth-ranked Badgers had been scheduled to play at Nebraska on Saturday.

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Wisconsin officials announced Wednesday they were calling off that game and pausing team activities for a week due to a coronavirus outbreak within the program.

The Badgers’ next scheduled game is Nov. 7 at home against Purdue.

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