Professor Broglio appears on MSU podcast “Manifold”
January 31, 2020
By Andrew Moser
Steve Hsu, a vice president for research and professor of Theoretical Physics at Michigan State, and Corey Washington, director of Analytics in the Office of Research and Innovation at Michigan State University, talk with Professor Steven Broglio, director of the Michigan Concussion Center, about concussion risk, prevention and treatment. Broglio describes how the NCAA emerged from the deaths that almost led Theodore Roosevelt to outlaw college football. He also explains recent findings on CTE, why females may be at greater concussion risk, and why sleep is critical to avoiding long-term brain injury. They discuss how new rules probably make football safer and debate why New England is so down on kids playing football. Steve wonders whether skills are in decline now that some schools have eliminated “contact” in practices.