August 14th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

Given the potentially groundbreaking research underway at each end, a more appropriate moniker for the turnpike might be Head Trauma Highway. At one end, University of Colorado-Boulder researchers are using Virtual Reality to study the body’s response to concussion. “What we’re doing isn’t creative, it’s proactive,” Buffaloes athletic director Rick George said. “We’ve got some passionate faculty, and the (Pac-12) has given us an opening.” Using a sliver of its windfall from the College Football Playoff, the conference has allocated $3.6 million annually ($300,000 per school) to supporting research projects designed to improve the welfare of athletes during and after their playing careers. -Jon Wilner, The Mercury News. Read More.

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