The Big Ten’s move to a nine-game conference schedule has officially claimed one of its first victims.
An Ohio State official confirmed Tuesday to the Columbus Dispatch that the school has canceled its scheduled 2016 game against Central Michigan. A letter was sent by OSU to CMU recently to inform them that they were nixing the game scheduled for Sept. 24 at Ohio Stadium.
2016 will be the first year of the Big Ten’s nine-game schedule.
There’s no word yet on what type of financial assuagement the Chips will receive as a result of the cancellation.
The Buckeyes’ first two games of the 2016 season will remain home contests against Bowling Green (Sept. 3) and Tulsa (Sept. 10), followed by a road trip to Norman to take on Oklahoma Sept. 17.
The reason for keeping BGSU over fellow MAC member CMU, the Dispatch writes, is because the former is an in-state school as well as being the first stop in Urban Meyer‘s collegiate head-coaching career.