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Article ID: 710045

Building a Winning Team: Sports-Loving Operations Professor Leaves Legacy of Faculty Diversity, Excellence

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Things Professor Jim Freeland recalls about a faculty recruiting trip to Darden more than 40 years ago: one, knowing that his wife had been ill, a Darden faculty member offered the use of an alumnus’ private plane for the final leg of his journey if it would ease the Freelands’ travel; two, the incredible engagement of the Darden students he met.

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21-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 710042

How Team Sports Change a Child's Brain

Washington University in St. Louis

Adult depression has long been associated with shrinkage of the hippocampus, a brain region that plays an important role in memory and response to stress. Now, new research from Washington University in St. Louis has linked participation in team sports to larger hippocampal volumes in children and less depression in boys ages 9 to 11.

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21-Mar-2019 1:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709699

First ratings for youth football helmets address sport's largest pool of athletes

Virginia Tech

The majority of people playing football in the U.S. aren’t NFL players or collegiate athletes —they’re youth players, less than 14 years old. But until now, there hasn’t been independent data evaluating the effectiveness of the helmets these athletes wear on the field. With the release of youth football-helmet ratings by the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab — already renowned for their helmet ratings for varsity football and other sports — consumers can see which helmets best reduce concussion risk.

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15-Mar-2019 2:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709544

Does “pay-to-play” put sports, extracurricular activities out of reach for some students?

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Students from lower income households experience twice the rate of non-participation in sports and extracurricular activities than peers from higher income households.

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13-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709525

Good Sport? The Psychology Behind Losing

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

UNLV sports psychologist Brad Donohue on Netflix docuseries "Losers" and a new mental health approach to helping athletes find the silver lining after loss.

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12-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 709434

5-Minute Workout Improves Heart Health, May Boost Brain Function and Sports Performance

University of Colorado Boulder

A novel breathing exercise called Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST) has been shown to improve blood pressure as much as exercise and more than some drugs. Now researchers are studying its impact on brain health and fitness.

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11-Mar-2019 4:45 PM EDT

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