One of college football’s biggest rivalry games won’t be played this year.
Saturday’s scheduled football game between rivals Michigan and Ohio State has been canceled due to ongoing coronavirus issues within the Wolverines program.
The two Big Ten Conference teams have played “The Game” every season without disruption since 1918.
Michigan said in a statement that increasing coronavirus cases and multiple players in quarantine forced the team to make the decision to cancel the game, scheduled to be played in Columbus, Ohio.
“The number of positive tests has continued to trend in an upward direction over the last seven days,” Michigan Director of Athletics Warde Manuel said.
“Unfortunately, we will not be able to field a team due to COVID-19 positives and the associated quarantining required of close contact individuals.”