Ohio State cancels football games against UGA

DESTIN, Fla. – The football games scheduled for 2020 and 2021 between Georgia and Ohio State have been called off.

Ohio State recently informed UGA that it is exercising its right to cancel the games, which had been set up in a memorandum of understanding between the schools in December 2010.

“They couldn’t make it happen due to the Pac 12-Big 10 football schedule deal,” Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity said Thursday, referring to a recent agreement between those conferences for a series of regular-season matchups beginning in 2017.

“And we understood,” McGarity added.

McGarity said Ohio State would not face a financial penalty for canceling the games, one of which was to have been played in Athens and the other at Ohio State. Specific dates had not been set. Ohio State recently informed Georgia that it could not confirm dates.

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caldawg

May 31st, 2012
5:24 pm

Beast from the East

May 31st, 2012
5:29 pm

Chickens? Nah…worthless nuts!

SAD

May 31st, 2012
5:30 pm

I’m so sad to hear about the legendary Athens’ bar owner and ex UGA football player Sky passing away. We will miss you Sky!

Frank Lane

May 31st, 2012
5:31 pm

Big Ten is afraid of SEC, as they should be.

Hairy Dawg

May 31st, 2012
5:35 pm

You know what a buckeye is don’t you?

A HAIRLESS NUT!

Just like their corch!

epic quibble

May 31st, 2012
5:35 pm

McGarity must be licking his chops to add another cupcake to the schedule.

Vance Duly

May 31st, 2012
5:39 pm

Boo — but, if I remember correctly, McGarity was involved with us “mutually” canceling our series with Oregon, in part because Oregon was “too far away.” Of course, it was the same distance away from Athens when we SIGNED the deal for a home and home series with them!. It would have been great to play the Ducks and Ohio State. Instead, we’ll have Florida Atlantic and other thrillers….! GO DAWGS!

TJ

May 31st, 2012
5:39 pm

Figure- they back out and nobody will say a word about it, but they’ll sit up there in B10 country all the while crying about the SEC’s “soft” OOC scheduling. Once again, they are proven to be hypocrites.

kingdaddy

May 31st, 2012
5:46 pm

Any chance we can schedule UCF???

kingdaddy

May 31st, 2012
5:49 pm

How about Michigan St.???

E

May 31st, 2012
5:52 pm

The Big 10 didn’t look to afraid of UGA in the bowl game.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

May 31st, 2012
5:55 pm

A game 8-9 years away was cancelled? Big deal! GO WIN SOMETHING NOW DAWGS!

TampaGator

May 31st, 2012
5:57 pm

Funny……any Dawg fan talking as if the Big Ten is afraid of playing Georgia…..when the Bulldogs were the only SEC team to lose to a Big Ten team in a bowl game last year. LOL. Anyway…..read the article. The move had nothing to do with being afraid or not being afraid.

01HAWK

May 31st, 2012
6:02 pm

Why would OHIO STATE be afraid of GEORGIA ?

After MICHIGAN STATE beat GEORGIA, I am sure it was not because they thought they would lose.

3d

May 31st, 2012
6:08 pm

Hey king, e, & hack; Who are you guys fans of? Whose you’re team?

captaindave

May 31st, 2012
6:19 pm

Outside of conference games and the annual GT game, UGA just lost half of the BCS games they had scheduled for the NEXT 10 YEARS.

After what happened with the Oregon and Louisville series, there was little doubt that UGA would not play OSU.

An absolutely pathetic O-O-C schedule for the next decade just got even worse.

tenn.DAWG

May 31st, 2012
6:22 pm

Why would they think they could beat UGA,hadn’t fared to well against the SEC.

Ole Big Dawg

May 31st, 2012
6:23 pm

Dont blame the Ohio team at all……they never fair to well against southern teams…..higher quality football played down here

JB

May 31st, 2012
6:31 pm

Call Johnson over at Tech. He has the phone number for a ton of these small mountain schools he likes to play.

KOOL

May 31st, 2012
6:31 pm

Good. Now McGarity can get Notre Dame on the schedule.

Bulldawgman49

May 31st, 2012
6:32 pm

Well Urban I am sure had something to do with that one. Maybe we will see them in a bowl . Oh wait they can’t go okay maybe they get off DBL secert probation . :P

JB

May 31st, 2012
6:33 pm

To be sure, Meyer will be long gone……And would of been fired at Florida if he would of hung around another 2 years.

Toby Cash

May 31st, 2012
6:36 pm

Georgia Southern would be a nice fit.

3d

May 31st, 2012
6:39 pm

hey captain dave; who are you are fan of?

realisticfan

May 31st, 2012
6:56 pm

Now I hope the talk radio mouthpieces quit saying the SEC won’t schedule the Big Ten. I always wondered if the planes fly both ways when they say the SEC never goes up and plays the big ten.

GOOD GRIEF

May 31st, 2012
7:22 pm

I swear the AJC blogs are just awful. I dont think I’ve ever seen a blog on this site that doesnt have about a million idiotic posts. Never once a good conversation among football fans. good grief

GOOD GRIEF

May 31st, 2012
7:22 pm

it’s dissapointing too becasue there are some decent things to talk about even in the off season but the idiots just ruin it

GOOD GRIEF

May 31st, 2012
7:24 pm

As for my opinion on the matter at hand…..very dissapointed that this series got scheduled but I understand why the Bucks had to. I really looked forward to going to a game in The Shoe….probably never will now.

GOOD GRIEF

May 31st, 2012
7:24 pm

*cancelled I meant

Honest Abe

May 31st, 2012
7:30 pm

This has nothing to do with Ohio State being scared at all, its purely due the fact that the Big Ten and Pac 12 recently signed an enormously lucrative deal between the two and playing UGA just wasnt going to be a viable option since they had to fit a Pac 12 team in there somewhere. Its gotta be really difficult to schedule games so far in the future like that. But its too bad, that would have been a great game to watch! Hopefully this game will happen in the near future when the playoff system comes around.

Tdawg

May 31st, 2012
7:34 pm

For you idiots who actually keep up with football. UGA is 7 and 1 against the what ever conference it’s called now. What the he!! is your schools record against them? Look it up if you have the guts. Other wise shut your ignorant arse mouths you idiots.

icedawg

May 31st, 2012
7:41 pm

Sweet! We can schedule another weak team to improve our record.

UCLA set the precedent

May 31st, 2012
7:46 pm

In the early 1980s, came to Athens, gave the Dogs a good game, but still picked up the L. Decided did not want to see the Dogs in LA and bought their way out of the return match.

Would have been a good matchup, and despite UGA’s great record against the Big Ten and Ohio State, am sure the Buckeyes would give a good account of themselves. (I recall a 1965 UGA team going into Ann Arbor and coming away with a W).

BigDawg

May 31st, 2012
7:47 pm

Urban didn’t want to see the End Zone dance again, rofl!

Tdawg

May 31st, 2012
7:54 pm

Tampa Gator let’s see here. Iowa has beaten Florida. Michigan has beaten Florida not once, but twice. What is this? Oh no this cannot possibly be true. Michigan State also beat Florida. Wow Gator, maybe you should shut up. Calling out a team that has only lost one game to the big ten when your Gators has been punked out by them in not 1 like that school you just bashed, but 4. Oh and I almost forgot. That team that you just bashed beat yalls punk arse team. Suck on that bit of info for a while looser.

nash

May 31st, 2012
7:59 pm

so as far as OOC games the only one we have to look forward to is Clumpus and, that is in danger of being cancelled because of conference expansion. Maybe we will get a rematch with West Virginia.

GTBob

May 31st, 2012
7:59 pm

Word is that the Ohio St Athletic Director recently took a trip to Atlanta, and decided to stop by Athens just to check things out. He was pretty disappointed to say the least, so he didn’t want to force his players to go down there. Personally, I admire a man who looks out for his students like that.

Augusta dawg

May 31st, 2012
8:05 pm

Urban knows the SEC is much better than the little 10. He’s been here. Although he had the edge on the dawgs he knows the gap in the talent level. I know they will play a softee PAC-12 team as well. Unfortunately mcgarity will likely schedule Ohio U as a replacement. Ready for the season and the year of the Dawg!!!!

Augusta dawg

May 31st, 2012
8:07 pm

Yeah bob. He saw how we own u and said heck if tech can’t beat em we sure can’t. Go find another troll

FireHose

May 31st, 2012
8:16 pm

Good thing Greg McGarity is spending all his time working on scheduling games

9 YEARS OUT!!!!

Talk about WASTING HIS TIME ON LOW PRIORITIES!!!

Focus on getting the football team to win the SEC IN 2012, not 2022!!!!

KJ

May 31st, 2012
8:24 pm

“Funny……any Dawg fan talking as if the Big Ten is afraid of playing Georgia…..when the Bulldogs were the only SEC team to lose to a Big Ten team in a bowl game last year. LOL”

No, what’s really funny is a Gaytor that can’t remember the past (sound familiar?) Go ahead and look up UGA’s record against the Big Ten in the last, oh, 30 years or so, then get back to us.

“To be sure, Meyer will be long gone”

More specifically, he’ll retire, sign with another team, retire, sign again, fake having cancer or something, retire, etc.

Cohutta Dawgman

May 31st, 2012
8:37 pm

Urban knew he would be for a Butt Whooping, if he makes it there that long before getting sick. It would have been sweet.

bucket

May 31st, 2012
8:40 pm

@ GT Bob – I’m not surprised that you admire an AD like the one they have @ Ohio State. They are one of the few programs in the last couple of years that has been in more trouble with the NCAA than Tech has.

TROTTINGHOME

May 31st, 2012
8:49 pm

there’s GTBob on another UGA blog

beanster

May 31st, 2012
9:26 pm

What’s Tech’s record against UGA the past decade? Does anyone know?

beanster

May 31st, 2012
9:34 pm

GTBob — your 7:59 p.m. comment was plainly pathetic. If you’re going to waste our time with your contrived nonsense, you gotta come up with some BS more interesting that that.

beanster

May 31st, 2012
9:35 pm

than (not then) that, excuse me.

Paul in NH

May 31st, 2012
9:36 pm

Sadly this is the future of CFB – the big OOC games will either be in-state rivals (GT-UGA, UF-FSU, UK-UL, etc) or they will be part of conference deals (PAC 12 v B1G in this case, doubtless SEC v Big XII down the road). If CFB goes to 16 team conferences you’ll only see games like UGA-OK State or UGA-ASU on a Sony Playstation.

cmon man

May 31st, 2012
9:38 pm

Cmon beanster you know that tech fans dont care about scores or records, all they care about is rushing yds and sat scores!

bubba4dawgs

May 31st, 2012
9:47 pm

How about Ohio State Teachers College?