Michigan AD Warde Manuel issues statement on cancellation of Ohio State game
Major news rocked the college football world on Tuesday, when Michigan announced that it will have to cancel Saturday’s game against Ohio State due to concerns with COVID-19.
Shortly after the news was announced, Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel released a statement on the decision.
“The number of positive tests has continued to trend in an upward direction over the last seven days,” Manuel said in a statement. “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. The 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.”
This is the second week Michigan has been forced to cancel a game. Last week, the Wolverines called off the Week 7 contest against Maryland.
Ohio State has now had three games canceled this season.