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No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes cancel Saturday's game vs. Illinois Fighting Illini

Ohio State has canceled Saturday's game at Illinois because of a COVID-19 outbreak within the No. 4 Buckeyes' program, and they have paused all team-related activities indefinitely after additional positive tests were revealed Friday evening, the school announced.

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith, university president Kristina M. Johnson and head team physician Dr. Jim Borchers made the decisions to cancel the game and pause activities in consultation with the Big Ten conference.

The game was canceled just hours after Ohio State had announced that coach Ryan Day tested positive for COVID-19 and was in isolation.