Michigan cancels football game against Maryland
By: Mike Stiles - Thursday, December 3, 2020

(ANN ARBOR) – The University of Michigan has canceled their football game this weekend against Maryland. The announcement was made Wednesday, after the Wolverines made all football activities virtual earlier this week due to a rise in COVID-19 cases within the program. The decision to cancel the game as well as pause practices was made in consultation with medical professionals, who will ultimately determine when practices will resume. The earliest Michigan will be able to get back on the practice field is Monday. The game against Maryland was Michigan's last scheduled home game. With losses in all three home games played this season, this is the first time in program history Michigan has not had at least one home win. The Wolverines are 2-4 on the season and still have Ohio State remaining on the schedule, in Columbus. With this game being canceled, there is no guarantee Michigan and Ohio State will play in the annual rivalry game. If The Game is canceled next weekend as well, it would put Ohio State under the minimum six games required by the Big Ten to participate in the conference championship game. The exception is if the average number of games played by each team within the conference falls below six, in which case the Buckeyes would qualify.