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INDIANAPOLIS — For the first time in decades, Indiana and Purdue will not meet to decide the owner of the Old Oaken Bucket.

IU and Purdue mutually agreed Wednesday to cancel Saturday’s game at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington due to rising COVID-19 numbers at both schools.

In a joint statement from Indiana athletic director Scott Dolson and Purdue athletic director Mike Babinski:

“We’re certainly disappointed that we had to cancel the Old Oaken Bucket game. We both understand the history and tradition of one of the best rivalries in college football, but the safety and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and staff is our primary priority. We will continue to monitor the situation on both campuses and listen to the advice of our medical professionals.”