Ohio Football Ty Walton
Ohio’s Ty Walton during Ohio’s matchup with Miami in 2019.

Ohio Football: 2020 Battle of the Bricks Canceled

Posted on:

< < Back to

The Mid-American Conference announced Sunday that the “Battle of the Bricks”, the annual rivalry game between Ohio and Miami, was canceled “…due to roster issues with the Ohio football team related to positive COVID-19 tests and subsequent contact tracing,” according to a release.

The game has been declared a no contest.  This will be the first time the Bobcats and Redhawks will not play each other since the 1944 season.

“While we are disappointed for our student-athletes, coaches, fans and alumni that the Battle of the Bricks will not be contested this week, we knew schedule disruptions could be a possibility this season.  The health and safety of our student-athletes remain our number one priority,” Ohio Director of Athletics Julie Cromer said Sunday in a statement on Twitter.

The program will be limiting team activities, according to a statement from Ohio head coach Frank Solich on Twitter.

“Out of caution, we’ve made the proactive decision to limit our team activities for now.  We look forward to getting back on the field soon and competing,” Solich said.

Ohio’s next scheduled game is on Nov. 28 against Bowling Green at Peden Stadium.

Ohio Football Frank Solich
Ohio head coach Frank Solich during Ohio Football’s matchup with Miami in the 2019 Battle of the Bricks.