Ohio State-Nebraska Game Postponed Due to COVID-19 Issues in the Husker Program

By Griffin Strom on January 20, 2022 at 12:44 pm
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Ohio State's Saturday matchup with Nebraska will not take place as scheduled.

Due to COVID-19 issues in the Husker program, the contest will be postponed, per a Nebraska release on Thursday. The game was set to tip-off at 2:15 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus.

"With players currently in health and safety protocol, Nebraska fell below the Big Ten Conference roster minimum, with fewer than seven scholarship players available," the release states.

Both teams will work with the Big Ten to reschedule the game, according to the release, and Ohio State is not currently looking for a replacement opponent for Saturday.

Ohio State had three games canceled in December due to COVID-19 issues in the Buckeye program.The Buckeyes were forced to cancel matchups with Kentucky, New Orleans and UT Martin during a 22-day hiatus, but made up one of those slots on Tuesday when they took on IUPUI at home.

The Buckeyes returned from their COVID pause against Nebraska on Jan. 2 in Lincoln, winning an 87-79 game in overtime, but the rematch will not be played as originally planned this weekend.

Minnesota, which Ohio State is scheduled to play next Thursday on the road, was forced to cancel its matchup with Penn State this week due to COVID-19 concerns.

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