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Report: Michigan football pausing team activities due to potential COVID positives

Michigan football’s brush with COVID-19 is upon us.

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The Michigan Wolverines football program are reportedly set to pause all in-person team activities effective today after presumed positive COVID-19 tests within the program. The news was first reported by Sam Webb of 247Sports’ The Michigan Insider, who says that the team was alerted to this development this morning.

Michigan and the Big Ten have been testing daily since late September and the next step in the process is confirming the results via PCR tests that will confirm the results or rule them false positives. Webb says that the meetings that are planned for Monday will take place virtually as they continue to prepare to play a game this weekend.

Head coach Jim Harbaugh will speak to the media for his Monday press conference at noon eastern on Monday.

As of now, Michigan is scheduled to play a game against Maryland on Saturday afternoon in Ann Arbor. We will have to wait and see what happens, but this is the Wolverines’ first brush with what has been hanging over the 2020 season.