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Ohio State vs. Michigan game canceled due to COVID-19

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Michigan has canceled Saturday’s sport with Ohio State as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak.

Editor’s word: the video within the participant above is from Dec. 4, 2020.

Michigan has canceled Saturday’s sport in opposition to  No. Four Ohio State, as a result of a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak within the Wolverines’ program.

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“The variety of constructive checks has continued to development in an upward route over the past seven days,” Michigan Director of Athletics Warde Manuel mentioned in a press release. 

“We now have not been cleared to take part in apply presently. Sadly, we won’t be able to area a group as a result of COVID-19 positives and the related quarantining required of close-contact people. This choice is disappointing for our group and coaches however their well being and security is paramount, and it’ll at all times come first in our decision-making.”

The cancelation marks Michigan’s second in as many weeks after the Wolverines additionally did not play their scheduled sport in opposition to Maryland final week as a result of their COVID-19 outbreak. 

The Buckeyes, in the meantime, returned to motion to defeat Michigan State final weekend after canceling their Nov. 28 matchup in opposition to Illinois as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak inside the OSU program, which included head coach Ryan Day and several other gamers testing constructive for the coronavirus.

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Saturday’s cancellation might have important penalties for the Buckeyes’ quest to make the Faculty Soccer Playoff, as Ohio State will end its common season having performed 5 regular-season video games. 

Underneath the Huge Ten’s present guidelines, groups should play at the least six regular-season video games to qualify for the Huge Ten Championship Sport on Dec. 19.

Laying declare to a 5-Zero report and sitting at No. Four within the Faculty Soccer Playoff rankings, the Buckeyes appeared to have the within observe to each their convention championship sport and a playoff bid. That observe, nevertheless, now features a important hurdle in a season in contrast to some other within the sport’s historical past.

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