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Frontline and brain research show link between football and brain injury

Trent Murphy breaks through a tough offensive line. (Courtesy of Cynthia Yock)

Trent Murphy breaks through a tough offensive line. (Courtesy of Cynthia Yock)

College football is big business. The dirty little secret that’s not a secret anymore is the link between repetitive concussions sustained during football games and the incidence of brain damage to the players. The TV show Frontline documented the brain research being conducted to prove this link and the NFL’s denial that there is one. And what are the student health implications for young adults playing football? If you are looking for good research paper topics for a course in sports medicine, read on for more details on the risks from a football injury. Read more