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The Daily's Hot Reads For Wednesday: The Football Helmet Arms Race
Published January 9, 2013
POPULAR SCIENCE's Tom Foster writes the problem of concussions in football has resulted in "a number of new helmet designs, each claiming to offer unprecedented safety. The trouble is that behind them all lie reams of conflicting researching, much of it paid for, either directly or indirectly, by the helmet manufacturers or the league" (POPULAR SCIENCE). Also, a look at some of the new technology for measuring concussions (Nashville TENNESSEAN).
The Norfolk VIRGINIAN-PILOT's Kerry Dougherty writes, "Well, that's a relief. A lopsided deal to lure the NBA's woeful Sacramento Kings to Virginia Beach – one that would have cost the millionaire owners nothing while taxpayers were shaken down for a new arena, plus the team's moving expenses – has collapsed" (Norfolk VIRGINIAN-PILOT).
The SALT LAKE TRIBUNE's Scott Pierce writes, "Utah State is about to join a conference of equals – but the Mountain West's TV deals will make some members more equal than others. And the most equal, of course, will be Boise State" (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE).