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The whole thing is a mess and primarily a result of feckless B1G leadership and undue influence of Barry Alvarez in all things B1G football.
Wisconsin is deciding not to play this weekend due to six players and six coaches testing positive. The Badgers are down to their 4th string QB as a result. Barry is pulling the plug on this game as a no contest, but also saying that the 21 day B1G rule for positive players should be reduced. They want to avoid having to play this game with their 4th string QB and then get their starters cleared for next week to play against Purdue.
The B1G decided that teams can back out of games due to positive cases even if it does not push a team above the threshold for a mandatory cancellation. Wisconsin should be forced to forfeit this game, not skirt by with a no contest.
Adding a layer to the cake of stupidity that is the B1G, Penn State is allowing students to congregate at their baseball, lacrosse, and soccer stadiums to watch the PSU-OSU game on Jumbotrons together. The students can’t distance themselves in PSU’s 110,000 seat stadium where the game will be played, but they can do the same in multiple stadiums around the campus during the game...
This just further reinforces how poorly the B1G has handled the season. If they'd been proactive and not dilly dallied around, they could have scheduled bye weeks to allow for such events and the possibility that such games could be made up in the bye weeks.