No Fall Sports at Ohio State to Cost University $130-million


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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--With the Big Ten Conference moving to postpone all fall sports until at least the spring of 2021, The Ohio State University is now expected to lose an estimated $130-million in revenue.

The bulk of the Athletic Department's budget comes from money made by football, through ticket sales, TV deals, advertising sales, and other services.

The documents showing the losses were part of a release ahead of the university's Audit and Finance Committee meeting, which is set for Thursday.

Big Ten Commission Kevin Warren indicated that the decision to postpone fall sports will not be revisited. That is not stopping a protest planned for Saturday at the North Rotunda of Ohio Stadium, with parents of Ohio State student-athletes calling for sports to be reinstated.