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Ohio St. coach Day tests positive for virus, will miss game

Coronavirus Pandemic

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day talks to his players during an NCAA college football game against Indiana, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
By Associated Press Undefined

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be with the Buckeyes when they play at Illinois on Saturday.

Ohio State said Friday it had an increased number of positive COVID-19 tests in the program this week, but the game against the Illini was still on.

Buckeyes veteran defensive line coach Larry Johnson will act as interim coach with Day unavailable.