Ohio State’s problems have prompted discussions about whether the game against Alabama should be postponed from Jan. 11.
Alabama will play Notre Dame and Clemson will meet Ohio State in College Football Playoff semifinals on Friday as a chaotic season nears its end.
The N.C.A.A. does not track coronavirus cases, but a New York Times analysis shows the pandemic’s toll across college athletics. Many universities have kept their case counts from the public.
The cancellation raised the possibility that Ohio State might not qualify to play in the Big Ten championship game later this month.
The wheezing college football show goes on without some star players and highly paid coaches and with, in one case, a female kicker.
There will be 100-plus games happening on Wednesday, as health officials urge the rest of us not to travel while the coronavirus surges.