Barry Alvarez, director of the Wisconsin State Sports Department, said he and West Virginia University President Rebecca Blank are making a “responsible” decision to engage with the Big Ten. After consultation, it was decided to suspend.
Alvarez said: “In the past few days, we have seen more and more student athletes and staff infected with this virus.” For us, the responsible thing is to suspend football-related activities at least 7 days. “
Kleist and Alvarez plan to meet with the media at 3pm on Wednesday
Although Kleist was confident that his team could go to Lincoln to play on Monday, reports that surfaced on Tuesday afternoon suggested that the game may be problematic, as Wisconsin̵
In terms of population positive rate (the total number of people who tested positive this week exceeded 7.5% of the people tested that week), it is not difficult to reach this threshold. It takes about 13 players and coaches to reach the 7.5% positive rate of “red” status. Wisconsin currently has 12 test projects, and there are more test projects pending approval.
However, unless the PPR is higher than 7.5% and the team positive rate (TPR) is equal to or higher than 5%, the league will not eventually cancel the game. Compared with the hundreds of tests performed every day, exceeding this threshold will almost break out this week-dozens of players-unless the UW test players and coaches are so small that 12 positives will trigger a red designation. According to the ten rules, any player with a positive test result must sit for 21 days.