New Jersey senator Chris Christie has been mentioned among the Republican party’s top candidates for the 2016 presidential election, and Tuesday, reminded sports fans the reason why the Rutgers Scarlett Knights moved to the Big Ten conference.
Christie addressed the decision during a charity softball game that took place in the friendly confines of Yankee Stadium.
“Rutgers has become, especially in football, the New York regional school,” Christie said, via NJ.com. “This is big-time college football in our region. So it’s great to have all the representatives of the athletic department here and it makes me proud as governor to see a lot of these folks here tonight.”
In the remarks, Christie meant no negativity toward the state of New Jersey, but more so how important it was for the Big Ten to add the New York City and Washington, D.C. markets into the league.
Furthermore, football head coach Kyle Flood has made it a major point of emphasis to recruit from the state of New York and has four recruits native to the Empire state.
Even with the change of direction, Christie will need the support from the entire state of New Jersey and New York if he hopes to capture the Republican nomination and furthermore achieve his goal winning the Presidential election.
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