Word that the big ten conference will cancel all fall sports contests involving non-conference opponents because of covid19 concerns isn’t just bad news for Ohio State Buckeyes fans who had hoped to see their Buckeyes play out manned opponents including Bowling Green and Buffalo. It’s also bad news for BG and Buffalo which had stood to benefit significantly financially from taking on O.S.U this September. Smaller schools use money they make playing their larger opponents to fund sports other than football and basketball which cost more money than they generate in revenue. Many colleges and universities have dropped money-losing sports from their programs since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic and others are sure to follow. That’s bad news for young athletes who’d hoped for athletic scholarships to participate. Ohio State is set to open a shortened 9 game schedule against Rutgers at home on September 26th but if positive virus tests among college athletes continue to increase, we’ll just have to wait and see if that happens. That’s the way I see it.