Meadville Tribune

Sports

October 16, 2013

Edinboro University, WQLN team up to examine sport-related concussions

Event includes Frontline/PBS documentary “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis.”

EDINBORO — Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and WQLN Public Media are collaborating to host a documentary screening and panel discussion that focuses on the issue of sport-related concussions on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.

The event, which will be held in Room 107A of Compton Hall on the EUP campus, will begin with a screening of the Frontline/PBS documentary “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis.” The film examines the latest research on football brain injuries and what many see as a health crisis that threatens both players and the long-term future of the sport. WQLN President Tom New will introduce the documentary.

“We are excited to provide the opportunity to take a closer look, not only at this provocative piece of investigative journalism, but at the larger issue of traumatic brain injuries that can result from athletic competition,” said Tony Peyronel, chair of the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Edinboro.

Immediately following the screening, a panel of experts and former players will reflect on the documentary and engage in a general dialogue on concussion in athletics. The panel discussion will be moderated by WICU news anchor Mike Ruzzi, an Edinboro graduate. Panelists include Dr. Mark Hogue, a neuropsychologist and part owner of Northshore Psychological Associates and Northshore Neurosciences in Erie; George Roberts, a certified athletic trainer and retired Edinboro faculty member who currently serves as a member of the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine; and Charles Rush, a standout football player at Erie’s Cathedral Prep and Penn State University who is now a law student at Villanova University. Rush also spent a year as an intern with the labor operations department of the NFL’s management council. Both Hogue and Roberts are two-time Edinboro graduates.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Edinboro University’s Department of Communication and Media Studies and the University’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). PRSSA is a pre-professional organization designed to build positive relationships between public relations professionals and students studying public relations.

Created by its parent group, PRSA, in 1968, PRSSA provides member students with a variety of professional development opportunities as well as scholarships, award programs and other regional and national activities. Edinboro University was awarded its PRSSA charter in 2003, recognition that Edinboro is among colleges and universities nationally that “offer substantial programs of public relations,” according to PRSA.

Although there is no charge to attend this event, contributions to the Edinboro University Friends of Communication fund are encouraged.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Biggs.jpg Big first inning leads Meadville to win over Saegertown

    So, how does one go about beating the Saegertown baseball team? It’s a question that District 10 programs have been asking themselves for years now.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Taylor, Osborne lead Panthers to 12-1 win over CASH

    Saegertown freshman Kendra Taylor had no reason to believe that Friday afternoon’s non-region softball game would go like any other.

    April 18, 2014

  • Dunn.jpg H.S. Softball: Cards strike late for 2-0 win over Blue Devils

    “You can wait around all day,” Cochranton head softball coach Mark McGuire said. “But when the moment is there and the opportunity is in front of you, that’s when you have to get it done.”

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gallo’s single lifts CASH to win in extras

    “He got the hit because they were scared of Cole Baker,” said Cole Baker.
    He was just kidding around ... probably.

    April 17, 2014

  • Jordan Lynn Lynn leads Bulldogs over visiting Beavers

    “It’s a good thing we have that little break for Easter,” said Meadville track and field coach Carl Roznowski. “That should give her a chance to rest up those muscles.”
    Roznowski is talking about Bulldogs junior Jordan Lynn, who was a busy lady on Wednesday as the MASH boys and girls squads took on Corry in a Region 3 meet at the Barco-Duratz Athletic Complex.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Panthers stay unbeaten with win over Blue Devils

    Saegertown’s run to the District 10 boys volleyball championship a year ago was anything but easy.
    Needless to say, the Panthers have a little experience when it comes to dealing with tribulations. The Panthers put that experience to good use on Wednesday night in a Region 1 showdown.

    April 16, 2014

  • MLB replay Selig calls replay start ‘remarkable’

    Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport’s new replay system is working well despite a few problems during its first two weeks.
    While baseball began video review late in the 2008 season, it was limited to potential home runs and boundary calls. The new system that began March 30 vastly expands the types of plays that managers and umpires can ask to be reviewed at a replay center in New York.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cardinals roll to a sweep of Eagles

    The match only lasted three games, but Logan Herzberger still found the time to post a double-double, notching 14 kills and 18 digs while the Cochranton volleyball team swept Conneaut 25-22, 25-16, 25-18 during Region 1 action on Tuesday.

    April 15, 2014

  • Brendon Barclay Unbeaten Panthers need five games to top Bulldogs

    Through the first four games, there was no telling which team was undefeated and which team had only one win entering Monday night’s Region 1 volleyball clash between Meadville and Saegertown.
    By the fifth and deciding game, the cream rose to the top.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ogwumike goes No. 1

    It was a busy draft night for the Connecticut Sun.
    Minutes after taking Chiney Ogwumike with the top pick in the WNBA draft Monday night, the Sun made a blockbuster deal to trade 2012 MVP Tina Charles to the New York Liberty.

    April 14, 2014

Sports Scoreboard
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Business Marquee
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
Poll

Is simplifying the U.S. tax code the best way to boost the economy? The code today is 73,608 pages and it grows every year. Which one of these suggestions seems like the best solution:

Make a progressive tax rate that’s a simple 6 percent for everyone.
End tax breaks for the “1 percent.”
It’s not as simple as one change — many things have to happen.
     View Results
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks