Ohio State game against Maryland cancelled due to COVID-19

COLUMBUS — The Ohio State, Maryland football game scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled due to an elevated number of COVID-19 cases.

Over the past seven days, Maryland has had eight players test positive for coronavirus.

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“There is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and staff,” Maryland Athletic Director Damon Evans said. “We realize that this news is disappointing to all of the Maryland fans out there who were looking forward to the Terps taking on an outstanding Ohio State team, but the responsible thing for us to do is pause football activities, given the number of positive cases currently in our program.”

Ohio State Coach Ryan Day told ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, “Obviously, we are disappointed at not being able to compete this week, but I am incredibly proud of our team and the way they have handled themselves. ... We wish Maryland, their student-athletes and programs well as they battle through this issue.”

The Buckeyes are now scheduled to play their next game against 10th ranked Indiana on Nov. 21 at noon.

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