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Illinois has COVID issues; Wednesday’s game vs. Florida A&M canceled

Sunday’s game is still on for now.

Evan McClintock

Illinois’ final nonconference game of the year has been canceled with positive COVID tests in the Illinois program.

The Illini were set to face Florida A&M on Wednesday, but the team said that game has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.

The program said single-game ticket holders will be contacted about refund information for Wednesday’s game after Jan. 5. Season-ticket holders will be contacted bout their options later this season.

The next time the Illini are home (Jan. 6 vs. Maryland), either proof of COVID vaccination or a negative test (within 72 hours of the game) will be required at State Farm Center.

Illinois isn’t the first Big Ten program to deal with COVID issues so far this season. Wisconsin and Ohio State have canceled games in the past week due to the virus.