Maryland football returns to practice after nearly a two-week hiatus

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Maryland Athletics announced Monday that the Maryland football team would be returning to practice, after the latest round of COVID-19 tests conducted on Sunday showed no positives. The Terps went through a weight training regiment Monday morning and will resume practice in the afternoon, according to the statement.

“The last two weeks have been trying for everyone associated with our football program, but I am proud of the resiliency and positive outlook Coach Locksley and our team has had,” Athletic Director Damon Evans said. “The team went through weight training this morning and will practice this afternoon. 

Maryland’s last practice was on Nov. 11 and the Terps will now begin their standard preparation for No. 12 Indiana, who they are set to face on Saturday.

“We are optimistic that we will be able to play this Saturday at Indiana,” Evans added. “As we have done throughout, we will continue daily testing, monitor those results and base all decisions upon those results.”

After testing positive for COVID-19 last week, head coach Mike Locksley will be taking part in this week’s practices virtually. He’s expected to travel with the team to Indiana on Friday and coach the Terps on Saturday, according to the statement. Since Nov. 19, daily antigen testing only resulted in one positive test. However, a subsequent confirmatory PCR test was negative, according to Maryland Athletics.

The Terps and Hoosiers are scheduled to kickoff at noon on Saturday and the game will be televised on ESPN2.