Ohio State cancels home-and-home with Wash
Ohio State has canceled a home-and-home series with Washington that had actually been arranged for the 2024 and ’25 football seasons, the schools revealed Wednesday.In a declaration, Buckeyes athletic director Gene Smith said his school started the cancelation and will be responsible for a $500,000 penalty under regards to the agreement that must be paid by February 2025.
1 Related”As an outcome of the cancellation, we will include an eighth home game for the 2024 season, affording us the chance to have the financing to pay the charge and assurance for that 8th opponent,” Smith said.The series had actually
been accepted in 2017. It was to see the Buckeyes see Washington on Sept. 14, 2024, and then the Huskies take a trip to Ohio State on Sept. 13, 2025.
“We are very disappointed that our student-athletes, staff and Husky Country will not get to experience these two games with Ohio State,” Washington athletic director Jennifer Cohen stated in a declaration. “Everybody has actually had these dates circled around for a number of years and we were looking forward to these chances to complete versus the Buckeyes. We remain in the process of discovering brand-new challengers for the 2024 and 2025 seasons and will offer an upgrade as soon as we have one.”
Ohio State now will try to find a nonconference opponent in the house in 2024, on either Sept. 7 or Sept. 14, along with a nonconference game in 2025, also in the house, on either Sept. 6 or Sept. 13.
The Buckeyes’ 2024 schedule will not be officially revealed until October and might include a conference game against UCLA or USC when they jump from the Pac-12 to the Big 10 that fall.