The Big Ten Champions Week game has been canceled in Michigan, Iowa
12/15/2020 2:15:00 PM
// Operation Dave, Chad Shepard
Ann Arbor, me. The University of Michigan Department of Athletics announced Tuesday (December 15) that the soccer program has canceled its game in Iowa on Saturday (Dec.19) as part of Big Teen Champions Week. The decision was made after talks with medical experts, health advisors, and the university administration.
“According to the Big Ten COVID-19 medical policies and health guidelines, we don’t have a large number of players in this week’s game,” he said. Manuel rose, Director Donald R. Shepherd Athletics. Add to that the natural drawdown due to injury, and we don’t have enough players available in multiple location groups to form a team in Iowa. We have more student-athletes this week than last week and the week before.
“The number of positive tests over the past three weeks, requiring a 21-day unavailability period, and the contact tracing requirements associated with these numbers have raised our current list of unavailable student-athletes to over 50. This is a very unfortunate situation, and we are disappointed. Because our program will not be able to finish the season against Hawkeyes.
“I am very proud of the way our players have worked to try to get back on the field, but the numbers simply do not support us entering the stadium on Saturday. This year 2020 has been very difficult and difficult for everyone, and we want to make sure that we are doing what is right for our student-athletes in every aspect. A step along the way, and this ultimately guarantees their health, safety and well-being. “