Football Game vs. Michigan Canceled

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa Football’s game against Michigan, originally scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. (CT), has been canceled.

Henry B. and Patricia B. Tippie Director of Athletics Chair Gary Barta

“As has been the case throughout our current pandemic environment, we have known this is a possibility. We are disappointed the game is canceled, but the safety and well-being of our student-athletes is paramount. We look forward to Sunday’s bowl selection announcements and preparing for that opportunity.”

Head Coach Kirk Ferentz

“We are disappointed that we are not able to play on Saturday. All of us were looking forward to this game and this challenge. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen.

I want to congratulate all of our players. We’ve been barely affected by the virus, fortunately, over the last 10-12 weeks. I think a lot of it is being very diligent to the protocols we have in place, and everyone paying strict attention to it. I want to compliment everyone for the job they’ve done, especially our medical staff. Our doctors and trainers who have been on the front line going back to June. I can’t say enough about the job that they’ve done. Just absolutely phenomenal.

Lastly, I just want to take a minute to wish all the Michigan players, staff, and coaches all the best and a speedy recovery.”