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This edition: Science and Sports

Episode Details

Original tape date: June 6, 2016.

First aired: July 5, 2016.

This month Science & U! is entering the world of sports and the physics that propel us to do the extraordinary:

Tinabeth Pina tells us how it would be almost impossible to wrestle without Sir Isaac Newton’s 3 laws of motion.

Donna Hanover interviews one of the best golf coaches in the country and also finds out how the USGA Research and Testing Center monitors and governs the science in the game.

Mike Gilliam stops by the Elias Sports Bureau to understand the method of stat keeping in our major sports and how it is being used by the leagues themselves.

Ernabel Demillo serves us a story from the John McEnroe Tennis Academy about the physics behind tennis; like how using topspin allows you to hit the ball with more force.

Carol Anne Riddell dives into principles like force, motion and drag in order to find out how to move faster and more effectively in the water.

For More Information:
Wrestling -
Elias Sports Bureau -
Tennis -
Swimming -
Golf -

Guest List

Nicole Aarts Swimmer

Dean Blafford Wrestler

John Luke DeStafano Wrestler

Penn Gottfried Coach, Beat The Streets Wrestling

Bobby Heins Head Golf Professional, Old Oaks Country Club

Steve Hirdt Executive Vice President, Elias Sports Bureau

Lawrence Kleger Director, John McEnroe Tennis Academy

David Rodriguez Head Coach, Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics

Chad Williams Wrestler

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