WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Purdue students are reacting to the cancellation of the Purdue vs. Indiana football game that would have been this weekend. While they're disappointed, it comes at a convenient time.
The battle for the Oaken Bucket has been canceled for the first time in over 100 years. Purdue canceled its team's practice on Tuesday, December 8. With COVID-19 concerns on both teams, the respective athletic directors mutually canceled the game.
Public Health student Tim Conley said he understands why the game was called.
"It's understandable with everything going on, with Indiana being a state that is just seeing a rise in cases across every county really," Conley said.
"It's understandable for health and just trying to keep the spread down."
Finals week is also around the corner for students. Conley noted he will be using the newly allotted time to finish up studying for his exams.