Buckeyes cancel game with Chippewas

OSU FootballWhen the Big Ten voted to go to a 9 game conference schedule a few months back everyone knew that teams with their schedules already made out for the next 5-10 years would have to drop a non-conference game. What most of us hoped was that unlike some other teams out there (I am glaring at you SEC teams) the Buckeyes and their fellow B1G members wouldn’t cancel the marquee big name Non-Conf games. I can’t speak for the other teams but as for Ohio State they have made it clear from the beginning they wouldn’t do that and made it official today by canceling a game against Central Michigan and keeping their games against Tulsa, Bowling Green, and most importantly away at Oklahoma in 2016. Below you can see the full release as reported by the Columbus Dispatch….

The switch to a nine-game conference schedule in 2016 has caused Big Ten teams to drop one of their non-conference games. For Ohio State, the casualty will be the Central Michigan game.

The Buckeyes were scheduled to play the Chippewas on Sept. 24 in Ohio Stadium but have sent a letter to Central Michigan canceling the game, executive associate athletic director Martin Jarmond said.

>> Ohio State football schedules

Ohio State will open the 2016 season with a Sept. 3 game against visiting Bowling Green, followed by a Sept. 10 home game against Tulsa and a Sept. 17 game at Oklahoma.

Jarmond, whose duties include football scheduling, said that the Bowling Green game was kept on the schedule in part because the Falcons are in-state team. Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer began his head coaching career at Bowling Green in 2001.

A call to Central Michigan seeking comment was not immediately returned.


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