Ducks-Buckeyes game off; Big 10 to play conference-only games

The highly anticipated Ohio State-Oregon football game set for Autzen Stadium in September won’t happen following a plan introduced by the Big 10 Thursday.

The conference’s presidents and athletic directors said they are planning for a conference-only schedule for football and other fall sports.

The league made the announcement on Thursday citing medical advice, but also added the caveat that’s only “if the Conference is able to participate in fall sports.”

The announcement came a day after the Ivy League Conference canceled sporting events until at least January.

Along with the Buckeyes-Ducks matchup, the move would cancel Michigan’s trip to Seattle to play Washington, two early-season marquee matchups for both the Big 10 and Pac 12 conferences.

There was no immediate reaction from the other big conferences, though the SEC, ACC, Big 12 and Pac-12 have all indicated they intend to play fall sports, anchored by football, by far the biggest moneymaker.

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