The Ohio State Buckeyes will be part of an present tri meet with Indiana, Purdue, and Rutgers to exchange their canceled meet towards Michigan on February 5 and 6. That may make the boys’s meet a quad and the ladies’s meet a tri, with Rutgers not having a males’s crew (and solely a handful of feminine athletes on campus).
The meet is being hosted by Purdue in West Lafayette, Indiana, and would be the regular-season finale for all 4 colleges.
This season, due to the distinctive state of affairs with COVID-19, Huge Ten applications are solely racing towards different Huge Ten applications. This technique meant that the convention stepped in to information the scheduling course of and make sure that not one of the convention’s groups had been not noted – although groups’ scheduling preferences had been nonetheless taken under consideration.
Ohio State and Michigan completed first and third ultimately yr’s ladies’s Huge Ten Championship meet, and second and third ultimately yr’s males’s Huge Ten Championship meet.
Ohio State has really already confronted Indiana (and Rutgers) this season. Within the earlier matchup, Indiana topped the Buckeyes 185-115 on the boys’s facet, and 166-134 on the ladies’s facet.
In the latest SwimSwam Energy Rankings, that are geared towards a projection of end-of-season efficiency, the Ohio State males had been ranked #9 and the Indiana males had been ranked #5, whereas the Indiana ladies had been ranked #15 and the Ohio State ladies had been ranked #11.
All Huge Ten groups are ‘off’ this weekend, earlier than wrapping up competitors February 5 and 6. The Huge Ten Championships will probably be held the final week of February (diving, ladies’s swimming) and the primary week of March (males’s swimming).
WEEK THREE – FEBRUARY 5-6:
- Ohio State at Michigan
- Iowa, Nebraska at Minnesota
- Indiana, Rutgers at Purdue
- Northwestern, Illinois at Wisconsin
- Michigan State at Penn State
2021 Huge Ten Swimming & Diving Championships Schedules
- Huge Ten Males’s & Girls’s Diving Championships – February 24-27 – Purdue College, Lafayette, Indiana
- Huge Ten Girls’s Swimming Championships – February 24-27 – College of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Huge Ten Males’s Swimming Championships – March 3-6 – Ohio State College, Columbus, Ohio*
Ohio State’s authentic meet towards arch-rivals Michigan was canceled when the Michigan athletics division put all ‘athletics activities’ on pause for two weeks, till February 7. That included practices and competitions for in-season groups like swimming & diving (and the college’s highly-ranked males’s basketball crew). There was concern on the time about 5 constructive assessments among the many student-body for the brand new, extra viral, B.126.96.36.199 variant of the coronavirus.
Just a few days after the athletics announcement, the College of Michigan enacted stricter measures for the entire scholar physique after a spike on campus in new coronavirus infections.