Ohio State is the newest high-ranking collegiate football team to cancel a game due to a COVID-19 outbreak.
Buckis’ game in Illinois was canceled today, and Ohio announced that it would suspend all football activities due to numerous positive tests for COVID-19 in the football team.
Ohio coach Ryan Day had already confirmed that he was positive and would not train. But after Day’s positive test, the additional tests came back positive and the school decided it could not play at all.
Ohio State No. 4 has already canceled two games this season, as his game against Maryland was also canceled due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Maryland. Under the rules of the Big Ten, Ohio is not eligible to participate in the Big Ten championship game unless it has played both of its remaining scheduled games against Michigan State and Michigan. The college football playoff has no requirements for how many games a team must play to qualify for the four-team playoffs, but Ohio, which does not qualify for its own conference championship, could lead to a decision by the playoff committee. to exclude Ohio from the playoffs.