Monday afternoon update: The game is off.
Source: Michigan-NC State is officially canceled for Wednesday. Decision just came down.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) December 7, 2020
Alas, not exactly a stunning move.
Also, uh, what is this?
To get an idea of just how fluid this is, sources said Michigan was trying to schedule a game against UConn in an effort to replace the wobbly NC State game — because UConn also recently lost NC State as an opponent — but then UConn went on pause. Hour-by-hour with this stuff.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) December 7, 2020
A positive test within NC State’s traveling party on Friday resulted in the cancellation of the Wolfpack’s game against UConn over the weekend, and not surprisingly, it may also end up nixing the Pack’s road trip to Michigan.
A lot of uncertainty surrounding Wednesday's game between Michigan and NC State. NC State has COVID issues and, I'm told, it'll be their decision whether to cancel or play. Appears to be in jeopardy but we'll see what the next 24 hours bring.— Josh Henschke (@JoshHenschke) December 7, 2020
NC State would ideally like to travel to Ann Arbor on Tuesday, though I guess the Pack could delay until game day itself, if that would make any sort of difference in playing this game. Either way, it’s gonna take more testing and negative returns for State to bother getting on a plane—they aren’t going to want to make a potentially pointless trip, with their status still unclear.
(On a side note: UConn is now paused after a positive test yesterday. Definitely a good thing the game didn’t get played Saturday.)
I’ll keep my fingers crossed that we get this trip in because it’s a good measuring-stick game. We’ll see what the next day or so of testing reveals.