No. 9 Wisconsin cancels Nebraska game; Chryst, players test positive

Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst talks to his players during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Illinois on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

The pandemic hit Big Ten football just two weeks into its season Wednesday as No. 9 Wisconsin canceled its game at Nebraska and paused team activities for at least a week after a dozen people in the program — including coach Paul Chryst — tested positive for COVID-19.