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Wisconsin football: UW now up to 22 COVID-19 cases per Barry Alvarez

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The athletic director also mentioned that a decision would be made on Tuesday about the upcoming Purdue game.

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On ESPN’s College GameDay Saturday morning, Wisconsin Badgers athletic director Barry Alvarez said that the football team is now up to 22 positive COVID-19 cases, 10 staff members and 12 players. That is six more cases since the last update, which came on Thursday. So far the only confirmed case for Wisconsin is head coach Paul Chryst

This past week Alvarez and chancellor Rebecca Blank, in concert with the Big Ten Conference, decided to cancel Saturday afternoon’s game against Nebraska in order to try and stop the spread of the virus among the team.

Alvarez said a decision on UW’s next game, which is against Purdue and is scheduled for Saturday Nov. 7th, will come on Tuesday. The Boilermakers have also had issues with COVID-19 as their coach, Jeff Brohm, had to miss the first game of the season due to the virus.

Were the Purdue game to go on as scheduled, the Badgers would be able to return to team activities on Wednesday and Chryst would be able to return to the sidelines on Friday, only one day before the game.