Northwestern's Saturday football game at Minnesota is canceled — likely clinching the Big Ten West for the Wildcats — after the Gophers reported 47 COVID-19 cases since Nov. 19

Northwestern’s football game at Minnesota on Saturday has been canceled because of a COVID-19 outbreak within the Gophers program, the teams announced Monday.Minnesota reported seven new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 47 members of the program — 21 players and 26 staff members — who have tested positive since Nov. 19. The Gophers also canceled last week’s game at Wisconsin and have paused all team activities since last Tuesday.The cancellation likely sews up the Big Ten West title for the Wildcats and a berth in the conference championship game Dec. 19 — barring a huge rash of cancella…

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