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What losing football to COVID-19 would mean for Texas college towns: "It’s like losing Christmas"

Economists said canceling football would be devastating to local businesses that rely on the huge influxes of cash from home games. Meanwhile, athletics officials weigh whether they can risk the health and welfare of student athletes.

The Queen Theatre near downtown on June 15, 2020 in Bryan.

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