Report: Michigan-Iowa Week 9 matchup 'in jeopardy' due to COVID-19
This weekend’s matchup featuring Michigan and Iowa may have to be canceled, due to COVID-19 concerns. Chris Balas of TheWolverine.com reported the news on Tuesday afternoon.
Michigan has had to cancel its previous two games against Maryland and Ohio State due to ongoing issues with the pandemic. The Wolverines made it through their first six games in 2020 before running into difficult circumstances.
Balas said the game is in “serious jeopardy.”
One game scheduled for Week 9 has already been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. Friday night’s Purdue-Indiana rivalry game was called off for a second-straight week. Both games were canceled with mutual agreement.
SOURCES: Michigan at Iowa in jeopardy due to COVID-19 concerns, etc. More to come.
— Chris Balas (@Balas_Wolverine) December 15, 2020
Michigan is 2-4 this season and may have to end the year with three straight cancellations. Iowa is 6-2 and has not had a game called off yet this season.
On Monday, Jim Harbaugh said the team has been practicing, though he did not go into great detail on the matter. We’ll see if these two teams meet on the field this weekend.