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Bowl Ban Hurting Local Travel Agencies
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This is usually the time of year when the Ohio State football team starts to get an idea of where it will play its post-season bowl game.
But this year’s bowl ban is leaving travel agencies with a financial hole to fill.
NCAA sanctions are keeping OSU out of post-season play for the first time since 1999â€¦that means a big hit for local agencies that specialize in packages to games like the Rose Bowl in California and the Orange Bowl in Miami.
Rob Elking from Grandview Travel says Central Ohio travel agencies tend to lean heavily on OSU bowl games.
“It might be 35 percent of their business for the year, but we try to avoid relying on that,” Elking says.
Even for his business, Elking says the bowl ban could mean up to $200,000 in lost sales.