Big Ten football is coming back in October with an 8-game regular-season schedule — and daily rapid COVID-19 testing

The revenue component of the decision cannot be overlooked, not with schools such as Nebraska, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana and Purdue furloughing athletic department staff and Iowa cutting four teams (men’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s swimming and diving and men’s tennis) after estimating a $60 million to $75 million budget deficit after the Aug. 11 postponement of fall sports.

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