Ohio State women's basketball: Game at Sacramento State postponed because of wildfires

Andrew Erickson

The Ohio State women’s basketball team’s Friday game at Sacramento State has been postponed due to an “unhealthy air quality index” in Sacramento, California, OSU announced Thursday.

Sacramento State has closed its campus for the past three days because of poor air quality that stems from a deadly wildfire burning north of Sacramento.

Ohio State and Sacramento State are working to determine potential dates to reschedule the game.

“With the current state of the air quality in and around the Sacramento area and in consultation with our medical staff, we determined that it was in the best interest of our student-athletes health and wellness to postpone the game,” Ohio State associate athletic director Carey Fagan said in a statement. “We have a responsibility to our student-athletes and parents to ensure maximum safety. We will continue to monitor the air quality and safety concerns associated with the wild fires in California over the next several days and determine if it is suitable for our team to travel to Stanford for the game on Sunday.”

The Buckeyes are scheduled to play at No. 7 Stanford at 5 p.m. Sunday in Palo Alto, California.