Could sport swing the election? Why Trump wants college football to return squib

In a bid to repeat the midwestern success that vaulted him into the White House four years ago, Trump has turned the Big Ten into America’s most important political football

Donald Trump claimed a decisive victory for himself on Wednesday when the Big Ten conference announced it will move forward with a college football season beginning in late October. The reversal came less than five weeks after the league’s 14 presidents and chancellors voted to postpone all fall sports until at least the spring over safety concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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