COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State football fans cannot imagine a season that does not end with The Game against Michigan.
They also don’t want to consider the consequences of a season without a trip to the College Football Playoff.
The coronavirus pandemic remains a threat to both. The Buckeyes’ own COVID-19 outbreak appears to be under control enough for Ohio State to return to the field on Saturday. But Michigan is on pause due to its own increase in cases, and much remains uncertain about the closing weeks of the season.
Could the Big Ten change its minimum games requirement for playing in the league championship game? Would it consider altering its schedule next week to ensure Ohio State another game if the Wolverines need to cancel? What about reconsidering the amount of times players who tested positive must remain out of competition?
We delved into all of those questions