The Wisconsin and Minnesota game has been canceled. As a result, there will be no battle for Paul Bunyan’s Ax. This is a result of a COVID outbreak within the Minnesota program. This is according to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jeff Potrykus.
Breaking: Minnesota at #Badgers is a no-go.
— Jeff Potrykus (@jaypo1961) November 24, 2020
Minnesota had a number of players miss their game last week against Purdue as a result of positive COVID tests. This is Minnesota’s first canceled game of the season.
Unlike Minnesota, Wisconsin is impacted greatly. This will be the third game canceled this year for the Badgers if they can’t schedule another opponent. If Wisconsin can’t find another opponent, the Badgers would not be eligible for the Big Ten championship. The Big Ten stated a team must play six games to be eligible. If this stands, the Badgers would only play five games.
Wisconsin is coming off a 17-7 loss to Northwestern this past Saturday. The Badgers are scheduled to play 12th ranked Indiana on December 5 in Madison.