The most played rivalry game in College Football will not be played this week. The 130th meeting between Wisconsin and Minnesota will have to wait a year.
Due to ongoing COVID-19 issues within the Gophers program, the game has been canceled and won’t be rescheduled.
With the Nebraska and Purdue games already being canceled earlier this year for the Badgers and now this game against Minnesota, Wisconsin is now no longer eligible to play in the Big Ten Championship game since they won’t meet the minimum six game requirement.
2020 joins the 1906 as the only year since the rivalry started in 1890 that the Badgers and Gophers won’t play.
The Big Ten should allow Wisconsin and Minnesota to play during the Week 9 “Champions Week.”
Due to “COVID,” the two longest-running FBS series entering this season have been snapped:
- Wisconsin-Minnesota (every year since 1907)
- Clemson-South Carolina (every year since 1909)
The new active leader is Wake Forest-NC State (every year since 1910).
Wisconsin will host the Indiana Hoosiers next Saturday, December 5, at 2:30 PM (CT).