Report indicates more B1G teams may not be able to play this weekend
In case haven’t heard, the Ohio State-Michigan game scheduled for Saturday has been canceled.
But it is only Tuesday, so keep your weekend viewing schedule written in pencil.
With positive COVID-19 testing results coming in across the league, other games may soon follow. On Tuesday morning, Purdue announced they had canceled practice due to results of COVID-19 testing.
From talking to people around the Big Ten, there may be other schools beyond Michigan and Purdue with COVID issues that potentially impact playing Saturday. So I'd expect the league to let the testing dust settle, so to speak, until tomorrow before any schedule decisions.
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) December 8, 2020
Should another Big Ten game for Saturday be canceled, the conference could move around games in an effort to get Ohio State to play a different opponent.
The Boilermakers are scheduled to play Indiana, and should that game end up canceled, the league could potentially move around games, or even have the Buckeyes take on Indiana for a second time.
Ohio State had already had two games canceled prior to the Michigan nixing, their games with both Maryland and Illinois were canceled. The Terps contest was called due to COVID-19 within the Maryland program, and OSU canceled their Nov. 28 game at Illinois because of a coronavirus outbreak within its own program.
The College Football Playoff does not have a minimum number of games that teams need to play to qualify for semifinals, conference titles are one of the tiebreakers that the selection committee uses to help evaluate comparable teams.
Stay tuned, and keep a flexible schedule.