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For Conference Championship, Big Ten modifieds protocols to let Ohio State Play

The move is one more illustration of school football changing its standards on the fly during the pandemic. The Big Ten, confronted with the chance of being closed out of the College Football Playoff — and the $6 million or more payday that accompanies it — revamped its guidelines on Wednesday so Ohio State could be set in its meeting title game in spite of playing only five games this season. The Buckeyes, 5-0 and positioned fourth, were confronted with the possibility of not gathering the six-game edge to meet…

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Saturday’s football match canceled, No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes versus Illinois Fighting Illini

Ohio State has dropped Saturday’s football match-up at Illinois in view of a COVID-19 flare-up inside the No. 4 Buckeyes’ program and has delayed all group related exercises inconclusively after extra certain tests were uncovered Friday night, the school reported. Ohio State athletic chief Gene Smith, college president Kristina M. Johnson and head group doctor Dr. Jim Borchers settled on the choices to drop the game and interruption exercises in interview with the Big Ten Conference. The game was dropped only hours after Ohio State declared that mentor Ryan Day…

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