Ohio State’s Saturday Game against University of Michigan cancelled

U-M's Director of Athletics said there's an upward trend of positive COVID tests the past 7 days
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (KLKN) – Ohio State is done with the regular season as Michigan was forced to cancel the final game with rising COVID cases, leaving just the possibility of the Champions Week game December 18-19.

Medical experts, health department officials, and university administration all weighed in on the decision.

“The number of positive tests has continued to trend in an upward direction over the last seven days,” said Warde Manuel, U-M’s Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics. “We have not been cleared to participate in practice at this time. Unfortunately, we will not be able to field a team due to COVID-19 positives and the associated quarantining required of close-contact individuals. This decision is disappointing for our team and coaches but their health and safety is paramount, and it will always come first in our decision-making.”

Michigan will continue with daily testing hoping to get back on the practice field as soon as possible.

Below is the official statement the Big Ten Conference released.

 

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