Report: A second B1G rivalry game is in jeopardy of being canceled
Shortly after it was reported that this weekend’s rivalry game between Ohio State and Michigan was canceled due to COVID-19 issues in Ann Arbor, it was reported that another B1G rivalry contest may be in serious jeopardy.
Purdue announced on Tuesday that it was halting team activities and canceled practice for the day due to coronavirus concerns. The Boilermakers are scheduled to play in-state rival Indiana on Saturday for the Old Oaken Bucket.
Yahoo’s Pete Thamel reported that there’s pessimism about the game being played following the news out of West Lafayette. The game has been played every year since 1920. The cancellation came due to a pandemic.
Source: There’s pessimism about Purdue’s ability to play Indiana after they cancelled practice on Tuesday.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 8, 2020
Purdue-Indiana have played each year since 1920. No games in 1918 and 1919 due to a pandemic. This year's meeting appears to be tenuous.
— Tom Dienhart (@TomDienhart1) December 8, 2020
Purdue is 2-4 this season while Indiana sits at 6-1. The Boilermakers have had just one game (vs. Wisconsin) canceled this season while the Hoosiers made it to Week 7 uninterrupted.
That appears to be in serious jeopardy, though.
Indiana defeated Purdue in West Lafayette in 2019 in a thrilling 44-41 overtime game.