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Ohio State Returns To AP Top 10 Despite Delayed Start Of Season

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Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields plays against Wisconsin during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio.
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The Ohio State football team is back in the top 10 of the Associated Press poll despite not playing a single game.

Indians, Reds Advance To Playoffs In Shortened Season

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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Cleveland.
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For the first time in seven years, the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians have both made the postseason.

The Pac-12 has changed its mind about playing football, voting unanimously to start the 2020 season on Nov. 6.

The reversal by the Pac-12's CEO group on Thursday comes about a month after the conference decided to halt all sports until Jan. 1 at the earliest in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ohio State athletics director Gene Smith answers questions during a news conference on Dec. 4, 2018, in Columbus.
Jay LaPrete / AP

The Ohio State University athletics department expects a $107 million deficit as a result of COVID-19. On Wednesday, the department announced spending reductions including cutting jobs and sports operating budgets, football game day expenses, and facility operations.

Ohio State Marching Band and Alumni Marching Band Members perform Script Ohio at an Ohio State football game.
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Ohio State leaders and Buckeye fans alike are welcoming the decision by the Big Ten Conference to start the football season in late October.

Ohio State defensive end Chase Young (2), linebackers coach Al Washington and head coach Ryan Day celebrate after a 56-27 win against Michigan after an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019.
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Ohio State football is coming back in October.

In a reversal from last month, the Big Ten presidents voted unanimously to resume the football season starting the weekend of Oct. 23-24, 2020.

The Cleveland Browns will try to re-group on their home field Thursday, as they host the Bengals less than a week after an embarrassing season-opening loss in Baltimore. And they'll have 6,000 fans in the stands cheering for a win. WKSU’s sports commentator Terry Pluto said the team has some work to do. 

FC Cincinnati's West End Stadium is still on track to be completed by spring 2021, despite the pandemic.

Team President Jeff Berding said the stadium is being built with COVID-19 safety measures in mind and believes the stadium's design will allow for a full opening next season.

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields plays against Wisconsin during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio.
Jay LaPrete / AP

Sunday came and went without a vote by Big Ten university leaders on whether to revive the fall football season.

Black teen playing soccer
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Columbus City Council expects to approve grant money Monday night for the Department of Recreation and Parks to implement a youth soccer program.

Ohio State NCAA college football head coach Ryan Day gestures during football practice in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
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Ohio State head football coach Ryan Day wants answers from the Big Ten about when the conference plans to start the football season.

The Cleveland Browns begin the NFL season Sunday. The team has had little time to get adjusted under new coach Kevin Stefanski because of the pandemic. WKSU’s sports commentator Terry Pluto said the Browns face a tough opening game against the defending AFC North Champion Baltimore Ravens on the road.

Two teams, two different levels of consistency

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