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25 - Dr. John Thornton - The business of college athletics and being a student athlete

25 - Dr. John Thornton - The business of college athletics and being a student athlete

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a college athlete?  How do college student athletes handle the balance between education and the pressure to perform and how do Universities help them handle that balance?  Dr. John Thornton, Associate Athletic Director at Texas A&M joins us today to chat about the student athlete works to maintain the balance between academics and sports.  If you have wondered about being a student athlete or know a young adult who wants to be a college athlete this ...
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23 - Jon Wertheim - Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind Sports

23 - Jon Wertheim - Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind Sports

Join us as we talk to Jon Wertheim, Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated as he talks about the hidden influences behind sports.  Jon in his new book Scorecasting, looks at some of the 'dogma' in sport, such as "Does defense really win games?", "Do referees swallow the whistle at the end of the game?", "Or the Cubs really cursed or just a bad team?", and many others. 
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18 - Mike Fisher - NASCAR R&D Center - Motorsports Safety

18 - Mike Fisher - NASCAR R&D Center - Motorsports Safety

Today, we talk to Mike Fisher, Managing Director, NASCAR Research and Development Center who is tasked with helping to make the sport safer for the drivers, crews, and spectators. With the thrill of stock car racing comes the danger inherent in driving in a tight pack at 180 mph. We'll talk about the tremendous strides made in racing safety over the last 10 years and the future safety issues in NASCAR. 
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