Michigan’s Saturday trip to play at Penn State has officially been postponed. The Nittany Lions announced a COVID pause today that will postpone their upcoming games against Michigan and Rutgers.
“The institutions will work with the Big Ten Conference to identify rescheduling options,” the statement said. “No determination has been made on how the pause may impact scheduled games beyond Jan. 12.”
This is Michigan’s second postponement of the 2020-21 season. The Wolverines lost their home game against NC State but replaced the Wolfpack with Toledo on the schedule. The Big Ten schedule features “collapsible byes” to fit in rescheduled games but Penn State is up to four games that need to be rescheduled. Wisconsin, Ohio State, Michigan and Rutgers all need to make up games against Penn State.
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Makes sense if PSU is having major issues. Interested to see how the B1G ends up rescheduling these games. Obviously we have the collapsible byes but PSU also has various points with 5 days between games. Would think we see some games scheduled in those time frames with potentially some other games moved around across the league to make it work.
Yeah, I’m not sure when the Big Ten decides to start getting weird and moving games around. That would be easier if there was a 2nd team on a pause, though.
What are these collapsible byes that I’ve seen mentioned a few times here?
If the Big Ten does want to just try to get as many games in as possible…
it seems like Michigan could play Wisconsin this weekend, or even Monday, and Rutgers on Weds?
Rutgers could play its game this weekend, Michigan on Weds? and Wisconsin on Friday.
Wisconsin could play Michigan and then Rutgers on Friday.