Ohio State football cancels series with Washington

If you were looking forward to traveling to Seattle to catch Ohio State playing Washington, you’ll have to adjust your thinking.

The Ohio State football program has canceled the home-and-home series with the Washington Huskies set to take place in 2024 ,

and 2025 according to a release from the athletics department on Wednesday.

“We initiated the cancellation,” Gene Smith, senior vice president and Wolfe Foundation endowed athletic director,

said in the release. “I have the utmost respect for the University of Washington,

 and for Director of Athletics Jennifer Cohen, and this was a very difficult call to make.

“Consistent with terms of the contract, we will be responsible for the $500,000 cancellation penalty that has to be paid by February 2025.

As a result of the cancellation, we will add an eighth home game for the 2024 season,

affording us the opportunity to have the funding to pay the penalty and guarantee for that eighth opponent.”