The cancellation of the Ohio State-Illinois game scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 28 could create a ripple-effect felt throughout the B1G, and even into the upcoming College Football Playoffs.

When positive COVID-19 test results were revealed Friday evening, the result was the cancellation of the Buckeyes’ game with the Illini, along with all team-related activities being suspended by the OSU program indefinitely. They will resume after medical staff deem them to be safe based on Big Ten Conference protocols.

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The cancellation of the Illinois game, coupled with Ohio State’s previously cancelled game with Maryland, results in the Buckeyes’ postseason hopes being in jeopardy. Per the Big Ten’s rules, a team must play at least six games to be considered for participation in the B1G Championship in December.

OSU Vice President and Athletic Director Gene Smith, team physican Dr. Jim Borchers and head coach Ryan Day held a press conference Saturday morning to address the matter.