Big Ten football is coming back with 8 games in 8 weeks
American football referees, photo by or Belinda Hankins Miller

CHICAGO — For a while there, it looked as if Big Ten football would produce only one score this fall: 11-3.As in, 11 schools voted to postpone fall sports and three (Ohio State, Nebraska and Iowa) dissented.But after weeks of criticism and cajoling from the likes of Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, Iowa football parents, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and President Donald Trump, the Big Ten crossed the 1-yard line — as Trump alluded to in a tweet.The conference announced its restart Wednesday, declaring a unanimous vote an intention to start playing Oct. 23-24 with a slate of eight games ove...

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