Big Ten, ESPN breakup is another sign of growing division in college sports

It is hard to believe today, given the announced the imminent dissolution of ESPN and the Big Ten Conference, but once upon a time, this relationship was believed to be strong enough to decide who won the Heisman Trophy.

Twenty-five years ago, during what might have been the most controversial and controversial Heisman run of all, a large part of the Tennessee fan base was convinced that the fix was in place: ESPN reportedly pushed Michigan defensive back Charles Woodson to win the award over Volunteers quarterback Peyton Manning.

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