De Laura's positive test was first reported Thursday by the Spokesman-Review. Reports emerged over the past 24 hours that a key player for Washington State would be unable to play on Sunday and there were enough positive tests and quarantines to prevent the Cougars from making the trip to Palo Alto. "They have battled through so much this year". The four positives Friday morning kept WSU from reaching the Pac-12 mandate of 53 scholarship players available. The annual meeting between the Cougars and Huskies is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27 at Washington State's Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. Junior running back Max Borghi has been the most notable absence through two games, but WSU played without "Z" receiver Calvin Jackson Jr.in the most recent game and the Cougars have had to survive without a variety of other players on their depth chart early in the season - for injuries and other reasons. The standard isolation period for positive cases is 10 days.
But that number has seen at least a slight uptick this week, with men's basketball coach Kyle Smith contracting COVID-19 on Wednesday, forcing him to miss at least one game on the team's bench.
Washington State will not travel to Stanford to play on Saturday night due to COVID-19 cases at Washington State.
UW had its first game of the season canceled against Cal because of positive COVID-19 tests in the Bears' program.
This is the first game both schools have had canceled this season because of the coronavirus. The game is also the 17th of Week 12 to get postponed or canceled.