Ohio State cancels series with Vols

With the Big Ten set to go to nine conference games later this decade, Ohio State has canceled a scheduled two-game series with Tennessee.

The Vols were scheduled to play in Columbus in 2018, while the Buckeyes were scheduled to travel to Knoxville in 2019.

According to Ohio State's release, Tennessee agreed with the request for the series to be canceled, although the schools may look for an option to play in future years.

Tennessee still has marquee nonconference games upcoming at Oregon in 2013, at Oklahoma in 2014, Oklahoma at home in 2015, at Nebraska in 2016 and Nebraska at home in 2017.