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What We’re Reading: January 8

January 8, 2015

We’re just a week in, and 2015 is already off to a busy start. We’ve cut the Super Bowl contenders down to eight, elected a very deserving quartet to Cooperstown and are just days away from the first ever College Football Playoff championship game between Oregon and Ohio State. Read more

Q&A: Dr. Glenn Fleisig on Tommy John Surgery Prevention and Myths

January 5, 2015

Glenn Fleisig, Ph.D., is the research director of the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) and a leader in baseball pitching biomechanics. His research focuses on understanding pitching injury mechanisms, improving injury treatment, and in the last few years broadened to include injury prevention. Read more

Q&A: Jay Jaffe on Baseball Hall of Fame Voting

January 2, 2015

There is perhaps no greater expert on the Baseball Hall of Fame election than Sports Illustrated’s Jay Jaffe, and with the Baseball Writers Association of America set to announce the always controversial results of this year’s balloting on Tuesday, he joined us for the latest in our series of Q&As. Read more

What We’re Reading: December 22

December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah and a very happy bowl season from all of us at SSAC to all of you. This isn’t goodbye until 2015; we’ll have more content on the blog between now and New Year’s Day and even more as we prepare for Feb. 27-28. But we hope you have a relaxing week… Read more

Chat Recap: Sports and Social Media with Ben Shields

December 17, 2014

MIT Sloan professor and author Ben Shields took to Twitter Wednesday to answer questions at the intersection of sports and social media. The former director of social media at ESPN, Shields is the author of the book The Sports Strategist: Developing Leaders for a High-Performance Industry. Read more