Report: Alabama-Ohio State could be postponed due to coronavirus originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
The College Football Playoff National Championship might have to wait another week.
The CFB title game between No. 1 Alabama and No. 3Ohio State, currently scheduled for Monday, Jan. 11, could reportedly be postponed until Jan. 18 due to coronavirus issues with the Buckeyes, according to multiple outlets.
The news was first reported by John Talty and Matt Zenitz of AL.com.
From @mzenitz and me, per sources: There are COVID-19 issues at Ohio State that have led to discussions about possibly having to push back the national title game to a later date https://t.co/8F7GiP7b7o
— John Talty (@JTalty) January 5, 2021
Discussions between the SEC, Big Ten and the College Football Playoff have reportedly been ongoing, but no decision has been made regarding the status of the game just yet.
During the Big Ten's abbreviated season, Ohio State had three of their regular-season games canceled due to COVID-19 issues, two of which were at their opponent's schools. The Buckeyes additionally were without numerous players in the Big Ten Championship against Northwestern in December.
Alabama only had one game postponed this season -- a November clash against rival LSU -- due to COVID-19 issues with the Tigers. The game was later rescheduled in December, where Alabama won in convincing fashion, 55-17.
Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban was forced to miss Alabama's Iron Bowl win over Auburn in November due to a positive COVID-19 test, however.