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Michigan - Ohio State game canceled

Number of COVID cases continues to rise for Wolverines
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Posted at 1:31 PM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 19:57:31-05
Reaction to Michigan-Ohio State cancellation

Saturday's football game between the University of Michigan and Ohio State University has been canceled, according to U of M's Athletic Director.

“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.”

The decision puts Ohio State's bid for a conference championship in doubt. The Buckeyes need to play one more regular season game to qualify for the conference championship game.