Gophers football practice canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

The University of Minnesota has canceled Tuesday’s Gophers football practice due to presumptive COVID-19 positive tests on Monday.

A University of Minnesota spokesman released the following statement:

"Upon the advice of medical experts, the University of Minnesota football team will not practice on Tuesday and will conduct all meetings virtually as a result of presumptive COVID-19 positive tests Monday. The team’s goal is to return to a regular practice schedule on Wednesday in preparation for Saturday’s game at Wisconsin. An update will be provided when additional test results are returned and more information is available."

The Gophers were without 22 players and three coaches in last Friday’s win against Purdue, although all of those were not COVID-19 related.

The Gophers are scheduled to play the Badgers in Madison at 1 p.m. on Saturday.