The immediate winner of college football’s national championship was easy to discern by the crowds after the game. The health consequences are yet to be seen.
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 shift is yet another example of college football changing its rules on the fly during the pandemic.
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.
The university announced the cancellation hours after reporting that the coach of the fourth-ranked Buckeyes, Ryan Day, had tested positive for the coronavirus.