The Big Ten football game between No. 3 Ohio State and host Maryland on Saturday has been canceled because of an elevated number of COVID-19 cases within the Terrapins program.
The game will not be rescheduled.
Maryland has halted team-related activities after eight players tested positive for COVID-19 over the last seven days.
The decision to cancel the game was made by Maryland athletic director Damon Evans and school president Darryll Pines based on recommendation from University health officials and following consultation with the Big Ten Conference.
Ohio State is unbeaten after three games and Maryland has won two straight following a season-opening loss at Northwestern.
This came after several Southeastern Conference games were called off. No. 12 Georgia at Missouri was postponed on Wednesday. No. 24 Auburn at Mississippi State; No. 1 Alabama at LSU; and No. 5 Texas A&M at Tennessee were all called off earlier this week. Both the Tigers-Bulldogs and Aggies-Volunteers games have been rescheduled for Dec. 12.
“This is certainly a week unlike any other,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said. “I’ve repeatedly said (since March) that the circumstances around the virus will guide our decisions.”