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Reports: Big Ten votes to cancel 2020 football season

According to The Detroit Free Press, the Big Ten has voted to cancel its 2020 college football season. → Read More

Ohio State Football players pen letter praising school amid coronavirus concerns

Taking to social media on Friday, several Ohio State athletes praised the school's efforts amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. → Read More

OHSAA announces 6-game football schedules; all schools eligible for playoffs

The Ohio High School Athletic Association has announced that it will play a six-game regular season for football in 2020, with all schools eligible for the playoffs. → Read More

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine explains receiving positive coronavirus result before testing negative

At his press briefing on Friday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine discussed initially testing positive for the coronavirus before later testing negative on Thursday. → Read More

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will announce new sports guidance next week

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said he'll announce new guidance regarding professional, high school and junior high sports in the state next week. → Read More

Look: Cleveland Browns players debut new uniforms

Cleveland Browns players debuted the team's new uniforms during photoshoots at training camp this week. → Read More

Cavs owner Dan Gilbert's net worth increases by $34 billion; now 2nd richest NBA team owner

Cleveland Cavaliers chairman Dan Gilbert is now the second-richest team owner in the NBA after Quicken Loans' IPO increased his net worth by $34 billion. → Read More

What to expect from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's Aug. 7 press conference

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is scheduled to hold a press conference on Friday to discuss the state's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. → Read More

Kanye West files to appear on Ohio ballot for presidential election

On Wednesday, rapper Kanye West filed to appear on the Ohio ballot as an independent candidate in the 2020 presidential election. → Read More

NCAA Division III cancels 2020 fall sports championships, including Stagg Bowl in Canton

As a result of the coronavirus, all NCAA Division III fall championships for 2020 have been canceled, including the football title game in Canton. → Read More

List of Cleveland Browns players who have opted out of the 2020 season

Multiple Cleveland Browns players have chosen to opt out of the 2020 NFL season due to concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). → Read More

Ohio State AD Gene Smith says final decision hasn't been made on holding 2020 season

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith warned that despite the Big Ten releasing its schedule, a final decision has yet to be made on holding the football season. → Read More

Ohio's current sports order isn't the plan for fall season, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted says

Ohio Lt. Jon Husted said at Tuesday's press briefing that the state's current sports order isn't intended for the fall season. → Read More

Cleveland Browns DT Andrew Billings opts out of 2020 season

Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Andrew Billings has chosen to opt out of the 2020 season, the team announced on Tuesday. → Read More

OHSAA gives schools permission to seek deals for live broadcasts of Friday night high school football games

The Ohio High School Athletic Association has announced that it will allow high schools to partner with media outlets to broadcast Friday night football games. → Read More

OHSAA says Department of Health's contact sports order is temporary

In a memo released on Monday, the Ohio High School Athletic Association said that the Ohio Department of Health's order regarding contact sports is only temporary. → Read More

New order prohibits spectators from attending Browns and Ohio State games

The Ohio Department of Health's extended order prohibits spectators from attending contact sporting events, including Cleveland Browns and Ohio State games. → Read More

Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. expresses concerns about NFL's 2020 season

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. said he didn't think the 2020 NFL season should happen. → Read More

Social media reacts to Ohio requiring COVID-19 testing for all contact sports, no spectators allowed at games

Over the weekend, the Ohio Department of Health ruled that athletes and coaches in contact sports will be required to undergo COVID-19 testing before each contest. → Read More

Report: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson buys the XFL

According to Sportico, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is a part of a group that has purchased the XFL, which filed for bankruptcy earlier this year. → Read More