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Injuries, Stadiums and Half-Time Shows: GW Experts Focus on Super Bowl 50

February 03, 2016
Super Bowl Sunday is almost here. On and off the field, the big game touches a wide variety of newsworthy issues. George Washington University faculty can talk about the money, muscles and music reaching huge audiences on Feb. 7. Several GW experts also can discuss the high rates of concussions reported this year in the NFL.
To schedule an interview with any of these experts, contact Jason Shevrin at 202-994-5631 or [email protected]
GW’s Flash Studio can accommodate live, remote or taped television and radio interviews.
Lisa Delpy Neirotti, associate professor of sport management, is an expert on large-scale sporting events, including the Super Bowl, World Cup and Olympic Games. She can discuss the economics of the Super Bowl including local tourism, stadium finance and merchandising. 
James B. Wade, the Avram S. Tucker Endowed Professor in Strategy and Leadership, is an expert in leadership and management. He is a co-author of a recent study on racial disparities in NFL coach hiring and promotions, finding the NFL’s Rooney Rule is not effective.
Mark Hyman, assistant teaching professor of management and tourism studies, is an expert on youth sports and concussions. He can discuss the impact the NFL has on children’s recreation and health.
Raj Rao is a professor of orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He can discuss and analyze a variety of injuries facing football players.
Eugene Montague is an assistant professor of music. He can comment on popular music, especially punk rock.
Mary J. Barron, assistant professor of exercise and nutrition sciences, can talk about what trainers, coaches and parents should do if an athlete suffers a head injury; how and when an athlete should return to the playing field after an injury; and the importance of a post-injury plan for gradually returning an athlete to play.