UB's football game with Ohio canceled, declared "no contest"

Posted at 1:24 PM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 13:24:08-05

AMHERST, NY (WKBW) — The University at Buffalo football team is getting an unexpected break this weekend after their game against Ohio University, scheduled for December 5th, has been canceled.

According to the program, the game was canceled because of roster issues with Ohio due to positive COVID-19 tests and subsequent contact tracing. The game has been declared a "no contest".

"While we are disappointed our game at Ohio has been canceled, the health and safety of our student-athletes continues to be our top priority," head coach Lance Leipold said in a statement. "I'm extremely proud of our student-athletes, coaches and staff. They have done everything the right way during these difficult times. In fact, we didn't have a single positive case this week. We were looking forward to playing Ohio, but we will now shift our attention to our next opponent, Akron."

The Bulls are scheduled to wrap up the season on December 12th against Akron at UB Stadium.