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