Rivalry game between Ohio State University, University of Michigan canceled due to rising COVID-19 cases

Rivalry game between Ohio State University, University of Michigan canceled due to rising COVID-19 cases
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields rolls out to pass against Michigan in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (Source: Paul Sancya)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Saturday’s college football game between the Ohio State University Buckeyes and the University of Michigan Wolverines has been canceled due to COVID-19.

Rivalry football game between Ohio State University, University of Michigan canceled due to rise in COVID-19 cases

Rivalry game between Ohio State University, University of Michigan canceled due to rise in COVID-19 cases

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Tuesday, December 8, 2020

The cancellation is due to “an increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases and student-athletes in quarantine,” University of Michigan Athletic Director Warde Manuel announced on Tuesday afternoon.

The two teams have played in consecutive seasons dating back to 1918.

According to Big Ten rules agreed upon before the coronavirus-shortened season, the 5-0 Ohio State University may not be eligible for conference championship games, needing at least six games played. The team’s chance at playing in the NCAA playoffs should not be affected.

This is a developing story.

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