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'NBA Jam' creator talks about Midway's little-known history

If you hung around arcades in the 1990s, you were likely extremely familiar with Midway sports games like <i>NBA Jam</i> and <i>NFL Blitz</i>. Apparently, though, even these classics have a few secrets left. Former Midway design lead Mark Turmell has participated in a Reddit AMA where he revealed a handful of …

Mobile Gaming

How a protein called ‘NFL’ could help the NFL with brain injuries

Brain injuries are a danger in many sports, but for none more than football and its most profitable enterprise, the National Football League. The NFL is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on a concussion-lawsuit settlement and has poured tens of millions into research on measuring and …

Biomarkers

Amateur Baseball Players Get High-Tech Bats to Perfect Their Swings

Young baseball players may soon be able to improve their swings with the help of sensors and data crunching.<p>On Wednesday, the Amateur Athletic Union, …

Genomics

14 Teachers On How They Spread Love In The Classroom

In the amount of time teachers have with kids, they’re expected to help their students learn and prepare them for the coming years. But many go the extra mile to make sure their students also feel welcomed, accepted and heard.<p>Some teachers have done this with inspiring songs. Others have used …

Teaching

You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths: Take Our Quiz To Find Out

This blog post has some pretty useful information. So print it out; get out your highlighter and take off the cap.<p>Ready? Now throw it away, because highlighters don't really help people learn.<p>We all want for our kids to have optimal learning experiences and, for ourselves, to stay competitive with …

Pedagogy

Breaking: NBA Players Are Addicted to a Performance Enhancing Substance--Peanut Butter and Jelly | Inc.com

What would you say if I told you that some of the world's most gifted athletes are heavily addicted to a substance they believe greatly enhances their performance?<p>Not surprised, you say.<p>But wait: This performance-booster isn't a drug.<p>It's an age-old classic: the Peanut Butter and Jelly …

Basketball

Spurred by dot-coms, school furniture is becoming comfy

WALTHAM — Teachers of another generation may have had little patience for fidgety students. Students were expected to sit with both feet on the floor …

Media Circus: Would you pay for 24/7 live streaming of your favorite athlete?

When asked recently whether she’d be willing to make her entire life available for public consumption—the sports version of <i>The Truman Show</i>—the …

Journalism

As Sounders FC looks to defend MLS Cup title, use of sports science remains a ‘competitive advantage’

For the Seattle Sounders, sports analytics remains an important part of winning matches and keeping players healthy.<p>The defending MLS Cup champions …

New York Red Bulls

NBA's Chris Paul, other celebrity athletes, invest for a cause

NEW YORK(Reuters) - Giving back to their communities has always been a challenge for pro athletes who get rich quick because they tend to lose the money even more quickly. But even those who manage to build a substantial amount of wealth have a hard time using it charitably in a way that truly has …

Investing

Real Maker

<i>Speedchange.at.medium</i><p>I’m not much of a fan of what folks call “Project-Based Learning.” What is sold by places like the Buck Institute is, yes — OK, …

Research

More than half the players at the 2015 NFL Combine were vitamin D deficient

When many people think of Vitamin D, they often think of the sun, which is essential to the body's natural production of the vital nutrient.<p>A …

The history of the MLBPA, part two: a swift decline

The union emerged from the 1994–95 strike victorious, but quickly began to lose control as PED suspicion mounted.In part one of this history of the …

Baseball

Listen to Steve Ballmer talk about showing Clippers’ games from players’ perspectives

“Software can figure it out,” says the former Microsoft CEO, now owner of the LA basketball team.<p>Steve Ballmer wants sports watchers to see Los Angeles Clippers basketball games from the players’ perspectives.<p>“Software can figure it out,” he said.<p>The former Microsoft CEO, now owner of the Clippers, …

Basketball

March Madness and money: Should American universities spend so much serious cash on sports?

Most college athletic programs are a financial burden to their schools. As higher ed costs increase, why keep them?<p>A brilliant philosophy professor at the University of St. Francis — a small, liberal arts Catholic college in the Midwest — digressed during a lecture on ethics I attended as an …

Higher Education