Wiscy Game Canceled



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There are hints that it could be rescheduled.

I'm sure that will remain fluid in weeks to come.
Far more meaningful to play MN-WI than two meaningless crossovers.


Although now reading the press release, it sounds like a reschedule is not as likely.
 

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Ah well. If we have to miss a game, love that Wiscy has to marinate in their loss for an extra week!
 





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The University of Minnesota football team will pause all team-related activities as it responds to positive COVID-19 cases in the program.

The team's scheduled game at Wisconsin on Saturday, Nov. 28, will not be played and will not be rescheduled, per Big Ten policy for this season. The game will be ruled a no contest.

The decision to pause football activities was made by Director of Athletics Mark Coyle, President Joan Gabel and Gopher Athletics' Medical Director Dr. Brad Nelson after consulting with the Big Ten Conference.

"The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches and staff has always been our main priority," said Coyle. "We have experienced an increase in positive cases recently and have made the responsible decision to pause team activities. We will continue to rely on the guidance of our medical experts as we navigate the next several days. We are doing everything we possibly can to miss the fewest amount of days possible. Our goal is to be healthy enough and ready to compete on December 5 against Northwestern."
 




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No surprised base on what was taking place last week and this week.
 


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The University of Minnesota football team will pause all team-related activities as it responds to positive COVID-19 cases in the program.

The team's scheduled game at Wisconsin on Saturday, Nov. 28, will not be played and will not be rescheduled, per Big Ten policy for this season. The game will be ruled a no contest.

The decision to pause football activities was made by Director of Athletics Mark Coyle, President Joan Gabel and Gopher Athletics' Medical Director Dr. Brad Nelson after consulting with the Big Ten Conference.

"The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches and staff has always been our main priority," said Coyle. "We have experienced an increase in positive cases recently and have made the responsible decision to pause team activities. We will continue to rely on the guidance of our medical experts as we navigate the next several days. We are doing everything we possibly can to miss the fewest amount of days possible. Our goal is to be healthy enough and ready to compete on December 5 against Northwestern."
UGH!:cry:
 

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I don't wish Covid on anyone. That being said, the fact we keep Wisconsin from potentially playing in the B1G championship game is a Gopher win.
This season is a bust for the Gophers so not playing this game is a win for our sieve of a defense.
 




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Hopefully the conference allows the teams to play during crossover week

The Crossover game was originally gonna be East Division Team vs. West Division team that finished in the same spot in their like divisions. Like the #1 teams will play for the Championships. '

With teams losing 1,2 and like the Badgers 3 games, how they pick which team to play is gonna be tough.
 

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I don't wish Covid on anyone. That being said, the fact we keep Wisconsin from potentially playing in the B1G championship game is a Gopher win.
This season is a bust for the Gophers so not playing this game is a win for our sieve of a defense.
This doesn’t impact the big ten race at all unless northwestern lost to two of:
Minnesota
Michigan state
Illinois

And Wisconsin won out.


Wisconsin was done anyways
 

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The Crossover game was originally gonna be East Division Team vs. West Division team that finished in the same spot in their like divisions. Like the #1 teams will play for the Championships. '

With teams losing 1,2 and like the Badgers 3 games, how they pick which team to play is gonna be tough.
Would be pretty easy to say:
Northwestern Ohio state
Iowa Indiana
Minnesota Wisconsin
Maryland Michigan state
Purdue Michigan
Penn state Illinois
Nebraska Rutgers
 




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Hopefully they pivot how they do the final week matchups for the teams not in the championship game. Would suck for this to be the way the streak of consecutive years played ends.
 

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I dont want to be the bear of bad news but theres a decent chance we wont be playing for awhile, rumor is the oline has a bunch of cases.

You could be right. This is from the U. Out of 9 players maybe the majority are on the O-Line? Wouldn't want to make that accusation yet but as we've all seen rumor mongers don't care.

Nine student-athletes and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last five days
 

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You could be right. This is from the U. Out of 9 players maybe the majority are on the O-Line? Wouldn't want to make that accusation yet but as we've all seen rumor mongers don't care.

Nine student-athletes and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last five days
There are more cases from today that arent in that count as well.
 

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Would be pretty easy to say:
Northwestern Ohio state
Iowa Indiana
Minnesota Wisconsin
Maryland Michigan state
Purdue Michigan
Penn state Illinois
Nebraska Rutgers

So they will all be crossover except MN vs. WI and MD vs. MSU? Convenient.

Even that way it'll only work if you ignore the possibility that there could be more cancellations.

That doesn't seem likely.
 



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So they will all be crossover except MN vs. WI and MD vs. MSU? Convenient.

Even that way it'll only work if you ignore the possibility that there could be more cancellations.

That doesn't seem likely.
I do think they should make up cancelled games as much as possible with week 9. No one wants to see MN-Rutgers or Wisconsin-Maryland that much.
 

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On the bright side The Axe will not have to leave its case...making less likely to have been a transmission vector when we took possession on Saturday...or not.

Just one more casualty of the covid alternative timeline.

Bukcy will just have to consider retaining The Axe as their natty this year...and so it goes...
 

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So they will all be crossover except MN vs. WI and MD vs. MSU? Convenient.

Even that way it'll only work if you ignore the possibility that there could be more cancellations.

That doesn't seem likely.
No repeat games

more cancelations would make it even easier for there to be division games that last Week IMO


Wisconsin has now missed division games against Mn, Purdue, and Nebraska
Maryland has missed Ohio state and Michigan state (Ohio state is going to be in conference title game).
 

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We’re likely missing a L here (the defensive front 7 is the team weakness and a hell of a deficiency to have against wisconsin)

Still, Minnesota plays wisconsin in football. That’s the way it’s supposed to be, win or lose, good or bad. I’m sad.
 




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