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Gophers cancel Saturday’s game against Wisconsin because of COVID-19 – Minneapolis Star Tribune

This will mark the first time since 1906 that the annual border rivalry won’t take place.

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For just the second time in 130 years, the Gophers will not face Wisconsin in football.
A rise in COVID-19 cases on the Gophers forced the athletic department to pause all team activities and thus call off Saturday’s game in Madison, marking the first interruption since 1906 of a border rivalry that dates back to 1890. The teams will not reschedule the game, which goes down as a no-contest.
Per a Gophers release, nine players and six staff members have tested positive in the past five days, plus…

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