The Ohio State Buckeyes and Penn State Nittany Lions got some tough news this week as the programs learned their Wednesday matchup would not be going forward as scheduled. The programs put out a release suggesting the cancellation was due to COVID-19 protocols.
Penn State put out the following release:
Penn State men’s basketball’s road game against Ohio State scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 results.
The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and the broader community are of the utmost importance. Therefore, as part of the protocols established by the Big Ten Conference and Penn State Athletics medical staff, and in consultation with University, local and national officials and guidelines, individuals with a positive test have been put into isolation. In addition to isolation, contact tracing procedures have been implemented, which includes quarantine and testing for those individuals who might have been exposed, even if asymptomatic.
The institutions will work with the Big Ten Conference to identify rescheduling options.
This is the second Big Ten conference game that’s officially been postponed this season due to COVID-19 related concerns, but it likely won’t be the last. Penn State is coming off a tough loss to Indiana and Ohio State is coming off a loss to Minnesota over the weekend. Unfortunately, we won’t get to see how these two teams would have played this week.
BTPowerhouse will continue to post updates on this game as more is learned.