It was a fantastic believed although it lasted. Ohio State essential an opponent. IU could have essential one particular, far too. Why not pair them up?
Very well, IU’s announcement that it is pausing soccer functions puts that dream to rest.
The drama started previously Tuesday, when The Recreation — the Huge Ten’s prime rivalry recreation involving Michigan and Ohio Condition — was canceled since of COVID-19 running as a result of Michigan’s software.
Ohio State is 5-, so — technically — it has not skilled for the Massive 10 championship recreation on Dec. 19 at Lucas Oil Stadium.
IU is scheduled to host Purdue in the Old Oaken Bucket match on Saturday, but the Boilermakers announced a pause in follow previously Tuesday after a spherical of COVID-19 positives.
That meant the Buckeyes needed a video game and the Hoosiers — whose only decline is to Ohio Condition in just one of this season’s thrillers — could have been looking for a recreation to display it belongs in the New Year’s 6 bowl discussion.
But, alas, IU’s announcement quashes people ideas, at least for now. But it was exciting to aspiration.
Ohio Condition-Indiana II? https://t.co/vjqDqcaSIL
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) December 8, 2020
In the meantime, Purdue has canceled Tuesday practice to “evaluate success of the latest COVID tests.” That could torpedo one more rivalry activity. So … Indiana-Ohio State Aspect II?
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) December 8, 2020
— Matt Glenesk (@MattGlenesk) December 8, 2020
Significant 10 limping to the complete https://t.co/odY39lL1od
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) December 8, 2020
Let us just do a Ohio State-IU Columbus/Bloomington/Indy series. https://t.co/mgjAj3yaTJ
— Derek Schultz (@Schultz975) December 8, 2020
If Purdue won’t be able to go in the Bucket recreation, would an IU-OSU matchup in Bloomington be these a bad detail?
— Michael DeCourcy (@tsnmike) December 8, 2020
Asked a Massive Ten Advert if he thought educational institutions would be open up to switching all-around opponents for this approaching weekend. “I would consider so,” he informed @TheAthleticCFB. “At this level, it’s entire-on triage.”
— Nicole Auerbach 😷 (@NicoleAuerbach) December 8, 2020
The only procedures the Big 10 has to stick to are the types they made up for the period they at first voted not to enjoy.
In other terms, they can make up a little something new right now. What variance does it make? They have by now altered their intellect about taking part in at all.
— Scott Van Pelt (@notthefakeSVP) December 8, 2020
Thought for Big 10: Variations the policies, allow Ohio Condition in title sport at 5-.
Thrust Purdue-Indiana to Dec. 18 – one particular day before Large 10 championship – to Lucas Oil.
— mike carmin (@carmin_jc) December 8, 2020
This posting initially appeared on Indianapolis Star: IU soccer pauses simply because of COVID-19, quashing goals of an Ohio Condition rematch