BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Old Oaken Bucket Game between Indiana and Purdue, which was scheduled for Friday in Bloomington, will be canceled due to COVID-19 testing results at both schools.
The game was originally scheduled for Dec. 12, canceled due to coronavirus, and rescheduled for Friday, Dec. 18. It will not be played this season.
Indiana athletic director Scott Dolson and Purdue athletic director Mike Bobinski said in a joint statement:
“Upon the advice of our medical professionals and in following the guidelines and protocols established for this season, we are not able to play Friday. As we stated last week, we know the history and tradition of this great rivalry game and how much it means to our current students, alumni and fans. Both universities worked extremely hard in an effort to play, but at this time it just isn’t possible. We are certainly disappointed that we cannot play in 2020, but look forward to seeing each other on the field next season and competing once again for the Old Oaken Bucket.”