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Ohio State's athletic department will cut 25 jobs, furlough hundreds of other employees and ask coaches and others to take 5% pay cuts to help grapple with a projected $107 million budget deficit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, athletic director Gene Smith said Wednesday.

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Ohio State University says the athletic department is expected to lose nearly 130 million dollars in revenue because of the postponement of fall sports. 

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is clearing the way for high school sports to return this fall.

The Division 3 Ohio Athletic Conference has postponed all NCAA athletics competition through the end of the year amid continued COVID-19 concerns.