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Maryland football to decline potential bowl invitations

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The Maryland Terrapins' 2020 football season is officially over.

The Terps will not accept any invitation to a bowl game this season, a team spokesman said on Sunday, ending their coronavirus-riddled 2020 campaign.

Maryland's team activities are currently paused due to yet another COVID-19 outbreak within the program.

A total of 15 players and six staff members have tested positive since Dec. 10, the team announced last week. Maryland's Big Ten finale against Michigan State, originally scheduled for Saturday, was canceled as a result. It was the second time the Michigan State game had to be canceled. 

The Terps will finish the 2020 season with a 2-3 record, so it's no guarantee they would have been invited to a bowl game regardless. 

Maryland has not played in a bowl game since 2016, where it fell to Boston College, 36-30, in the Quick Lane Bowl.