Jonathan Holloway is “gobsmacked” by the blowback the Big Ten has received for its decision to postpone its football season, and if anyone thinks the outrage in some corners of the country is going to change the new Rutgers president’s mind that this was the right decision, well, they’re going to be mighty disappointed.
And, yes, that includes Donald Trump.
Holloway, in a wide-ranging interview with NJ Advance Media on Thursday, said that trying to play sports during a global pandemic is not worth the risk. He made it clear that Rutgers will not change its vote on resuming college athletics until better testing is in place and the coronavirus is under control in places like Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska.
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As for Trump’s involvement? The president’s decision to turn the Big Ten into a campaign issue might have created national…