Indiana-Purdue Football Game Canceled Again
For the second straight week, the Indiana-Purdue football game has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns on both teams.
They are the traditional season-ender for each other (just like Michigan-Ohio State). They were supposed to play on December 12th in Bloomington, but it was canceled. The Big Ten then decided earlier this week that the two teams would play each other as part of the Big Ten's "Champions Week". But now the game for the Old Oaken Bucket (who they have played for since 1925) is off again.
The battle for the Old Oaken Bucket (pictured above with former Indiana player Reakwon Jones) has been played every year in the Hoosier State since 1920. The rivalry goes back to the late 1800's. Purdue leads the overall series 74-42-6. But the Hoosiers has won five of the last seven meetings against the Boilermakers.
Indiana finishes the 2020 regular season at 6-1 (2nd in the Big Ten East), while Purdue ends up at 2-4 (5th in the Big Ten West).