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It's Podcast Friday! with Texas A&M Head Athletic Trainer Phil Hedrick!

Sports medicine, when applied at the level of a University, is a complicated and multi-faceted enterprise.  We are pleased to have Mr. Phil Hedrick, Head Athletic Trainer for Athletics at Texas A&M University in the podcast today to talk about the complexity of providing sports medicine care for 600 athletes.  We also talk about some of the changing paradigms in sports medicine, especially in how it relates to health insurance.  Enjoy!


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It's Podcast Friday! with Goucher College's Elizabeth Ahearn with Pilates and Dance Science!

Human performance includes many different types of human activity, including sports, exercise, and the performing arts.  We are pleased that joining us in the podcast today is Ms. Elizabeth Ahearn who is a faculty member in the Dance Department at Goucher College, the Vice President of Regional Planning for the American College Dance Association, and the founding Director of The Pilates Center at Goucher.  We chat about the origins of Pilates and what makes it different than other types of exercise, and how Dance performers use a variety of exercise types to remain healthy and active.  Enjoy! 


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It's Podcast Friday! with Texas A&M Defensive Line Coach Terry Price

We're in the midst of college football season and once again, we're seeing high octane offenses challenging quickly evolving defenses.  To talk about this, we've got Coach Terry Price, Defensive Line Coach for the Texas A&M Football team and former NFL player, in the podcast today.  Coach Price has had extensive coaching and playing experience and this is a great conversation about how the game has changed and the challenges that coaches and players face.  This is a fun podcast to listen to before the weekend slate of college games kicks off!  Enjoy! 



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It's Podcast Friday! with Univ. Texas' Dr. Molly Bray and the rhythms of eating and exercise!

We are pleased to have Dr. Molly Bray with us in the podcast today.  Long-time listeners will remember that Dr. Bray was one of our first Huffines Discussion speakers and since then, she has relocated back to Texas.  Dr. Bray is the Department Head of Nutrition at the University of Texas in Austin and shares with us today the results of her long-running federally-funded study on the genetics of exercise adherence and training responses (the TIGER study).  Dr. Bray is always a great listen - and this podcast is no exception!  Enjoy!  LISTEN NOW!



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It's Podcast Friday! with David Weir, Texas A&M Football's Head Athletic Trainer

Football season is in full swing and as does happen with any sport, injuries occur.  Today we are pleased to have Mr. David Weir (ATC, LAT) with us in the podcast to talk about football injuries and treatment.  We talk extensively about the world of Athletic Training, and especially how the emphasis on concussion monitoring is altering how football is practiced. This is certainly a timely topic and we think you'll enjoy!  LISTEN NOW!



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Podcast Friday is really back!  With Univ. Kentucky's Dr. Karyn Esser and muscle biology!

 Welcome back to the Fall season of the Huffines Podcast!  Our season kicks off with Dr. Karyn Esser who is the Director of the Center for Muscle Biology at the University of Kentucky.  We're pleased to have Dr. Esser with us and we chat about various topics related to muscle growth and circadian rhythms.  Enjoy! LISTEN NOW!



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TexAgs - Human Performance Minute 9/17/18
Today's HHPM features Dr. Karyn Esser, a muscle biologist from Univ. of Kentucky who talks about how time of day affects performance.  Because yo...

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Student Research Grant Deadlines Posted
The Request for Applications (RFA) for the Huffines Student Research Grants have now been posted.  The deadline for submission is September 30, 2...

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Podcast Friday is Back!  With Kerrie Patterson-Brown and Coaching Excellence!

Today's podcast has a guest host - Dr. John Thornton, Director of the Texas A&M Coaching Academy as well as a former Aggie Athlete and Coach, Ms. Kerrie Patterson-Brown, who is the director of the new Legacy-Collegiate Middle and High School in Houston.  Ms. Patterson-Brown not only had athletic and coaching experience at the Div. 1 University level, but now is working to provide opportunities and education through the lens of coaching and teamwork. Plus, there is a bonus person in the podcast (but we'll keep that as a surprise for your listening pleasure).  Enjoy! LISTEN NOW!

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It's World Cup Special Podcast Thursday! with Texas A&M Soccer Coach G Guerrieri!

As all world-wide soccer fans worldwide know, the World Cup starts today.  The next six weeks are the culmination of three years of qualifying and countries around the world are excited to see how their team does.  To kick-off the World Cup, we've got a special podcast with Texas A&M women's soccer coach G Guerrieri, the 2013 SEC Soccer Coach of the Year.  Coach G has put a team in the NCAA playoffs every year he has been coach here and has a deep and wide-ranging view of the world of soccer.  This is a great conversation to kick-off your World Cup viewing.  Enjoy! LISTEN NOW!

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It's Summer Podcast Friday! with Coach Mark Hadley and Alana Hadley and running!

We have Coach Mark Hadley and marathoner Alana Hadley with us in the podcast today.  Alana is the youngest marathoner to qualify for the American Trials in over 20 years and has set several national records in her age group.  We talk today about how elite marathoners are trained and what is the future for American marathoning!  Enjoy! LISTEN NOW!

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It's Podcast Friday! with A&M Assoc AD for Football Justin Moore!

Much of the sports media is focusing on next week's NFL draft - who will be drafted when and why. To salute the upcoming draft (and the three potential first-round picks from A&M), we have in the podcast Mr. Justin Moore who is the Associate Athletic Director for Football here at A&M.  In the podcast, we talk about football, but from a different angle than most people expect.  We think you'll enjoy hearing about how a big-time college football program is run... Enjoy!  LISTEN NOW!

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The request for applications for the 2014-2015 Huffines Faculty Research Grant program is now available on the website.  These Grants are availab...

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It's Podcast Friday! with A&M Track & Field Coach Pat Henry!

We are honored to have A&M's Head Track and Field Coach, Pat Henry on the podcast today.  Coach Henry's teams have won 34 National Championships over his career, including seven in the last five years here at A&M. We appreciate that Coach Henry took time out of his busy schedule in between national track meets to chat with us.  So if you think that Track & Field is only an every '4 years' type of sport, it's worth your time to listen to this podcast!  Enjoy!  LISTEN NOW!

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It's Video and Audio Podcast Friday! with Texas Children's Hospital Ms. Roberta Anding and Sports Nutrition!

Today is the eighth video and audio-only rebroadcast from the 2013 Huffines Discussion.  Up today in our series is the Director of Sports Nutrition at Texas Children's Hospital, Ms. Roberta Anding.  Ms. Anding - among her other duties - is the Registered Dietician for the Houston Texans, the Houston Astros, and the Houston Ballet.  Ms. Anding's talk is titled: "Sports Nutrition: Peewees to Pros".  Ms. Anding shares her unique experiences and great nutritional advice, especially if you are active.  WATCH NOW!  or LISTEN NOW!

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It's Podcast Friday! with Texas A&M Coach Mark Hagen and Football Linebackers!

All around the country, spring football is underway.  To salute spring football, we are pleased to have Coach Mark Hagen, Linebackers Coach at Texas A&M join us in the podcast.  This is a wide-ranging conversation from how you become a college football coach, to recruiting, to the role of the linebacker in modern football.  It's a fun conversation!  Enjoy!  LISTEN NOW!

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It's Video and Audio Podcast Friday! with Izod IndyCar's Charlie Kimball!

Today is the seventh video and audio-only rebroadcast from the 2013 Huffines Discussion.  Up today in our series is the Izod IndyCar racing series driver, Mr. Charlie Kimball.  Mr. Kimball's talk is titled: "Diabetes in the Fast Lane".  Mr. Kimball shares his unique experiences as the only elite-level race driver with Type 1 diabetes.  This is a fun talk just in time for the start of the IndyCar season!  WATCH NOW!  or LISTEN NOW!

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It's Podcast Friday! with Dr. Laurie Priest and Sport Inclusion!

We're so pleased to have Dr. Laurie Priest join us in the podcast today.  Dr. Priest was and continues to be one of the pioneers in women's sport and the inclusion of women in all aspects of sport.  This is a great conversation about some of the history of this movement and how all sports have and will continue to benefit from full inclusion. Enjoy!  LISTEN NOW!

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It's Video and Audio Podcast Friday! with Tennessee's Dr. Ed Howley!

Today is the sixth video and audio-only rebroadcast from the 2013 Huffines Discussion.  Up today in our series is University of Tennessee's Dr. Ed Howley.  Dr. Howley's talk is titled: "How Much Exercise Is Enough?".  Dr. Howley unravels the tangled recommendation for how much exercise you really need.  This is a great talk from one of the legends in Exercise Physiology.  WATCH NOW!  or LISTEN NOW!

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It's Podcast Friday! with Mark Bravo and Marathoning!

Spring is finally beginning (whew!) and many people start getting out and running again after the cold winter.  Some of them even start thinking about running marathons.  We've got a great podcast today with Mr. Mark Bravo is a tireless promoter of the marathon and it's benefits.  Enjoy!  LISTEN NOW!


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It's Video and Audio Podcast Friday! with Virginia Tech's Dr. Janet Rankin!

Today is the fourth video and audio-only rebroadcast from the 2013 Huffines Discussion.  Up today in our series is Kaiser-Permanente and the Developer of the International Exercise Is Medicine initiative, Dr. Robert Sallis.  Dr. Sallis' talk is titled: "Exercise and Health: How to Prescribe Exercise in Clinical Practice".  This is a great talk - both funny and informative - on how and why exercise is a perfect medical treatment and why it should be treated as such.  WATCH NOW!  or LISTEN NOW!

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It's Podcast Friday with Ms. Leigh Liebmann and "Back On My Feet"

We are joined in the podcast today by Ms. Leigh Liebmann who is the Program Coordinator for the Dallas chapter of "Back On My Feet".  This program is another example of how to use exercise and sport to facilitate societal change - in this case to help with employment and housing.  This is a great podcast with someone who is trying to change the world by using exercise!  LISTEN NOW!

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It's Video and Audio Podcast Friday! with Exercise Is Medicine's Dr. Robert Sallis!

Today is the fourth video and audio-only rebroadcast from the 2013 Huffines Discussion.  Up today in our series is Kaiser-Permanente and the Developer of the International Exercise Is Medicine initiative, Dr. Robert Sallis.  Dr. Sallis' talk is titled: "Exercise and Health: How to Prescribe Exercise in Clinical Practice".  This is a great talk - both funny and informative - on how and why exercise is a perfect medical treatment and why it should be treated as such.  WATCH NOW!  or LISTEN NOW!

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It's Redux-Podcast Friday! With Dr. Mike Thornton and Basketball Officiating

Basketball is heating up with the end of the collegiate basketball season coming soon.  This week, we're replaying one of our favorite podcasts where we have Dr. Mike Thornton with us in the podcast this week to talk about refereeing college basketball.  The one group of involved folks that we don't normally hear from are the Basketball Referees.  As the season heats up, we thought it would be great to hear again from a Division I College Basketball Referee.  Dr. Thornton has officiated Division 1 basketball for several years and brings a great perspective on watching basketball (and gives some suggestions on how to properly heckle referees!)...This is a timely and fun conversation.

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It's Video and Audio Podcast Friday! with Notre Dame's Adam Sargent!

Today we have our third webcast of our 2013 Huffines Discussion talks (these talks are analogous to TED Talks).  Up today is Notre Dame University's Adam Sargent talking about the role of academics in sport and how athletes can be mentored to do well in academics as well as sport.  You can see the video here, or if you don't have time, download the audio-only version here. The transcript of the talk is here and Mr. Sargent's bio is here!  Enjoy!

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Shane Hudson and Sports in the University!

Dr. Shane Hudson, Director of the Texas A&M Laboratory for the Study of Intercollegiate Athletics, joins us to chat about the role of Sports and Athletics in the University.  There is so much attention given to budgets and costs and sports is often a large expenditure department of the University.  Why do Universities has sports?  We cover that topic (and more) in this podcast!  LISTEN NOW!

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It's Video and Audio Podcast Friday! with Hall of Fame Coach Mark Johnson

Today we have our second webcast of our 2013 Huffines Discussion talks (these talks are analogous to TED Talks).  Up today is Hall of Fame Coach Mark Johnson talking about the importance of Athletics/Sports in a University  You can see the video here, or if you don't have time, download the audio-only version here. The transcript of the talk is here and Coach Johnson's bio is here!  Enjoy!

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It's Podcast Friday! with Dr. Buzz Pruitt and Sex Education (and health risks!)

Following last week's podcast about exercise and pregnancy, Dr. Buzz Pruitt joins us for a frank discussion about sex education.  This topic has become politicized in some segments of our society, so it's great to hear a clear, reasonable voice regarding sex education.  Dr. Pruitt doesn't shy away from any of the contentious issues and we think you'll be well-informed by this chat. LISTEN NOW!

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It's VIDEO and Audio Podcast Friday! With Huffines Discussion Scholar Dr. Jim Pivarnik!

Today we kick off the webcast of our 2013 Huffines Discussion talks (these talks are analogous to TED Talks).  First up today is Dr. Jim Pivarnik from Michigan State University talking about Exercise and Pregnancy!  You can see the video here, or if you don't have time, download the audio-only version here.  The transcript of the talk is here and Dr. Pivarnik's bio is here!  Enjoy!

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Want to know more about the Huffines is doing?  The Annual Reports are here!
If you've ever wanted to know all that the Huffines Institute does, check out our Annual Reports. Or, if you want to do it the long way, you can ...

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The Huffines Institute is closed until January 3, 2014.  We wish you all a great holiday season...and just to show that we've got a sense of humo...

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It's Podcast Friday with A&M's Lydia Dubuisson and Sports Marketing and Football!
Former football coach, player, and media personality Lydia Dubuisson joins us in the podcast to talk sports marketing and football.  This is an interesting conversation that goes where you will least expect it to go.  LISTEN NOW!

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It's Podcast Friday with the US Army's Major Nick Barringer and Capt. Will Kobbe and Military Fitness!
Joining us today in the podcast are Major Nick Barringer (RD/LD) and Captain Will Kobbe, both of the United States Army.  Both Nick and Will are at Texas A&M finishing up advanced degrees in Kinesiology as a part of their service commitments.  We talk with Nick and Will about fitness and physical training in the military and how society's health problems are actually health problems for the Army as well (and how the military is attacking these health problems).  This is a great conversation about training of soldiers that introduces a new term into our lexicon ("tactical athletes").

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It's Podcast Friday with New York City's Harkness Center Dr. Suzanne Semanson and Dance Injury rehab!
As we talk about human performance, we should remember that Dancers also have performance and sports medicine issues.  Today's special guest is Dr. Suzanne Semanson who is a Dance Medical Therapist from the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at NYU Langone Medical Center.  We have a great conversation regarding injuries and rehabilitation of dance performers, especially on the Broadway theater scene.  This is a great peek behind the 'theater curtain' as to how these athletes perform and rehabilitate when they are injured. 

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It's Podcast Friday with USF's Merry Lynn Morris and Dance For All!
There are many examples of how Human Performance can translate into advances in general health.  Today in the podcast we have Merry Lynn Morris from the University of South Florida who talks about the Rolling Dance/Mobility Chair project.  This project was started to allow disabled individuals to be able to express themselves through dance, but has morphed into the development of a chair that gives the disabled unprecedented mobility.  This is a great conversation on how working to solve a specific problem can unexpectedly solve larger, general problems.  LISTEN NOW!

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. John Chong from the Musician's Clinics of Canada
Today's guest is Dr. John Chong of the Musician's Clinic of Canada.  Dr. Chong is another of our joint collaborations with the Athlete and the Arts initiative which is designed to apply sports medicine practices and knowledge to the Performing Arts (and vice-versa!).  Dr. Chong is the President of the Performing Arts Medical Association and a clinician who was a piano child-prodigy.  So, he speaks first-hand of the injuries, overtraining, and and medical needs of a performers.  Check out some of Dr. Chong's videos below to get a taste of his piano chops!  LISTEN NOW!

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It's Podcast Friday with Univ. Florida's Dr. Mike Reid and freeing those radicals!
Dr. Michael Reid, Dean of the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida joins us in the podcast today.  Dr. Reid has been a long-time pioneer in understanding why muscles work like they do - in particular, Dr. Reid's team was the first to understand that muscles made reactive oxygen species to regulate muscle contraction.  Don't let the last sentence scare you - it's easier than you think especially as Dr. Reid explains it.  And this is an important topic as we understand more and more about what controls muscle fatigue.  It's a fun conversation.  LISTEN NOW!

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It's Podcast Friday! with Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique and Diversity Management in Sports
One of the continuing underlying topics in sports is the inclusion of a wide variety of individuals in sports, sports administration, and recreation.  Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique, one of the national experts on Diversity Management in Sports, joins us in the podcast today.  This is a great conversation and is probably a bit different than you might think.  LISTEN NOW!

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It's Podcast Friday with Randy Dick and Athletes and the Arts!
Randy Dick, co-founder and co-developer of the Athletes and the Arts initiative joins us today in the podcast.  This initiative is working to link the sports medicine world with the world of performing artists such as vocalists, musicians, and dancers.  As you've heard from several of our previous podcasts, there are many overlaps between sports medicine and performing arts so this initiative is timely.  LISTEN NOW!

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It's Podcast Friday with Jon Feinman and reducing violence with weightlifting
Join us for an inspirational podcast with Mr. Jon Feinman, the founder and Director of InnerCity Weightlifting in Boston, Mass.  Using exercise and sports to promote positive social values is not new - but the courage and vision to directly take on violence and work to reduce violence through weightlifting is incredibly unusual.  Mr. Feinman takes us on a journey from his life as a soccer player to an inner city activist who is working to reduce gang violence through sports and exercise.   LISTEN NOW!

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It's Podcast Friday with UMd's Dr. Jim Hagberg with stem cells and McArdle's Syndrome!
We are pleased to have on of the giants in the field of Exercise Physiology, Dr. Jim Hagberg join us in the podcast today.  Dr. Hagberg has a lon...

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It's Podcast Friday with Jennie Morton and the physiology of dancing & singing (at the same time!)
We are joined in the podcast today by Ms. Jennie Morton, a renowned vocalist and dancer who is also an osteopath and works to help performers stay healthy.  She has performed on the West End and travels the world doing workshops on proper practices for health in performers. And if you've wondered how performers can dance and sing at the same time, you need to listen to the podcast!  It's a fun conversation, so LISTEN NOW!

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Susan Wagner and how PE helps kids be smarter!
Dr. Susan Wagner - an expert in School Physical Education - joins us in the podcast today.  We talk extensively about the need for activity for kids, why school systems are abolishing PE and recess, and how these actions could be jeopardizing not only the kids' health but also their academic progress.  (Yes, students actually do better on tests when they're active.  Easiest way for schools to boost performance on academic tests - make sure that recess and PE are in the curriculum.  Are any School Principals listening?)

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Kris Chesky and music and hearing health
Most of us listen to music and are exposed to loud sounds through-out our life.  Dr. Kris Chesky, Director of the Texas Center of Music & Medicine at the University of North Texas, joins us in the podcast to talk about hearing health and how your hearing can be affected by music.  Dr. Chesky is at the forefront of research looking at ways to maintain your hearing health in music settings and brings a fresh perspective to this topic.

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It's Podcast Friday with Jennifer Simmons and Cardiac Rehab!
Ms. Jennifer Simmons, Lead Exercise Physiologists of Iredell Health Care System, joins us today to talk Cardiac Rehab!  You may think, "hey, I don't need cardiac rehab" - and hopefully you don't!  But it is estimated that only 20% of the people that could benefit from cardiac rehab actually try rehab.  So listen up and encourage those you know with heart 'issues' to make sure they get qualified, appropriate care.  LISTEN NOW!

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The 2013-2014 Student Research Grant and the Student Travel Award program RFAs are both online and accessible by logging in if you are a Huffines Affi...

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. John Lawler and antioxidants and free radicals!
It's summer and what better time to talk about....Antioxidants and Free Radicals?  Antioxidants and free radicals continue to be a huge topic in the world of sports medicine and today we have Dr. John Lawler, one of the world's experts on antioxidants with us on the podcast to talk about exercise, health, and the role of antioxidants.  Given the number of times we all hear about antioxidants, this is a great podcast to give you some background information!

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Podcast Friday is BACK! With Award-winning journalist David Epstein and The Sports Gene!
We are starting our new podcast season with a special interview with David Epstein, Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated.  Today is a special day because Mr. Epstein's new book - The Sports Gene - was released yesterday on August 1.  In the book, Mr. Epstein considers the 10,000 Practice Rule (and why it is false), as well as the actual role of genetics in determining what type of athlete you'll be.   This book - as well as our podcast - takes you not only into the lab, but also to East Africa, to Jamaica, and to the Arctic Circle in pursuit of the answer to how much influence nature vs. nurture has in determining each of our athletic prowess (and you'll see how reindeer are involved in this answer!). If you're a long-time listener, you know that our interviews with Mr. Epstein are always fun and stimulating conversations.

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It's Podcast Friday with Science Writer Jessica Wapner and The Philadelphia Chromosome!
Cancer is a scary topic and today's podcast guest - Science Writer Jessica Wapner - brings us a new book (The Philadelphia Chromosome) that brings hope in the fight against cancer.  This book is a great story about a new way of fighting cancer using just a pill - yep, no chemotherapy or radiation treatments necessary - and it has a 85% effectiveness!

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It's Podcast Friday with Journalist Patrick Hruby and NFL Concussions!
Concussions in sports have become a 'hot' topic and deservedly so because of the fact that concussions are brain injuries.  Journalist Patrick Hruby has been on the forefront of reporting on the dangers of concussions to NFL players' health.  This is a great podcast that might change your mind about the current NFL/player concussion lawsuits....Enjoy!

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It's Podcast Friday! with Dr. Jon Welty-Peachy and World Peace through Sport!
Dr. Jon Welty-Peachy joins us today in the podcast to chat about the role of Sport in society development.  Dr. Welty-Peachy does work in using sport to reconnect the homeless back to society as well as using sport to promote World peace.  This is a broad-ranging and deep conversation about how we can use sport as a tool to develop individuals and society.

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Today is our 10th Anniversary! and to celebrate, we've got a special podcast with Dr. Jack Wilmore, the Founder and first Director of our Institute!  Dr. Wilmore is also one of the legendary figures in Exercise Physiology in the United States having published over 300 scientific articles and being at the forefront of so many different phases of the growth of Exercise Science from the 1960's to the 2000's.

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It's Podcast Friday with A&M's Zerick Rollins and Student Athlete Success!
Today we are pleased to have Mr. Zerick Rollins from A&M's Student Athlete Service department in the podcast today to chat about how college student/athletes approach their studies and their sports.  Mr. Rollins brings with him experiences as an athlete and a coach in football at both collegiate and professional levels, so his advice and guidance regarding success strategies for student/athletes are well founded.

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Huffines Discussion Scholar and UAB's Dr. Molly Bray on NBC!

Catch Huffines DIscussion 2011 Scholar Dr. Molly Broad on a new video piece on NBC about exercise and obesity!  (Here's a link to her Huffines Discussion talk and her earlier podcast!).  Good job Dr. Bray!

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It's Podcast Friday with USAF's Capt. Julianne Gillespie with Aerospace / Exercise Physiology!
Our podcast guest today, Air Force Captain Julianne Gillespie, is an Aerospace Physiologist with a fighter group and is also a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist with a Masters degree!  We have a great conversation with Capt. Gillespie about the demands of flying high-performance jets and how exercise physiology can help optimize pilot performance.

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The K-12 Summer Institute offers an extensive variety of professional development workshops focused on the connections between health and the environm...

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It's Podcast Friday with National H.S. Athletic Director of the Year Kevin Ozee!
Our podcast guest today - 2013 National High School Athletic Director of the Year Kevin Ozee, from the Southlake Carroll Independent School District - chats with us about the challenges, rewards, and motivation for providing great athletic programs for students.  This is a great conversation with one of our country's leaders in this area.

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Nicolaas Deutz, metabolism, and nutrition!

So many people wonder about metabolism, especially with all the media-coverage about weight loss.  Renowned metabolism researcher, Dr. Nicolaas Deutz, joins us in the podcast today to talk about nutrition, metabolism, cancer, and exercise! 

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Huffines Faculty Research Grant RFA out and application window open!
The 2013-2014 Huffines' Faculty Research Grant RFA are now up on the web and the application window is now open!  The purpose of the Faculty Res...

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Somber Podcast Friday: Mike Caruso and Sports Events Emergency Planning
This week's tragedy at the Boston Marathon have made many people question safety at large sporting events.  Mr. Caruso conducts sports event emergency planning and training around the country. So join us today in the podcast as we delve in the little-appreciated world of sports event emergency planning.

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Judy Sandlin, USADA, and anti-doping education
Dr. Judy Sandlin joins us in the podcast today to discuss USADA's anti-doping educational efforts.  This is a fun conversation that highlights the other - and mostly unknown - side of the anti-doping efforts in the world.

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Let's Walk!  Great video from our Volunteers!

Check out this short video from Analisa Jimenez, Heather Vellers, Sheril Marek, Emily Schmitt, and David Ferguson (all Huffines Volunteers) that is their official entry in the national "Let's Walk: ACSM 2013" competition!  You'll get a kick out of it .... and might learn a thing or two about walking!  It's great fun!

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Mike Thornton and Refereeing College Basketball!
In honor of the Final Fours (both men's and women's college basketball) this weekend, we're pleased to have Dr. Mike Thornton with us in the podcast this week to talk about refereeing college basketball.  Dr. Thornton has officiated Division 1 basketball for several years and brings a great perspective on watching basketball (and gives some suggestions on how to properly heckle referees!)...This is a timely and fun conversation.

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. George Cunningham and Sport and Sexual Identity!
We are pleased to have Dr. George Cunningham from here at Texas A&M join us in the podcast to discuss the issues surrounding sports and sexual identity.  How transgendered athletes should be allowed to participate in sports and any accommodations required is a difficult, but necessary discussion to have. This is a provocative discussion and we look forward to hearing from you in the comments.

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It's Podcast Friday with Notre Dame's Adam Sargent and Student-Athlete Academic Success!
Adam Sargent is, the Associate Director in Notre Dame's Academic Services for Student Athletes office, joins us today in the podcast for a great chat about the academic side of college athletics, which may be the most important side there is!

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This week's podcast!  Karl Kapchinski and Athletic Training!
Karl Kapchinski - Head Athletic Trainer for Texas A&M - returns from the front-lines of treating athletes with a great podcast about current issues regarding injuries - like concussions - and the best way to treat them.  This is a great inside view into the world of athletic training and some of the 'behind-the-scenes' that help teams remain competitive and on the field.

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We're back!  It's Podcast Friday with Dr. John Thornton and the Texas A&M Coaching Academy!
Join us as for this week's podcast we sail off on our next 100 podcasts, starting with a great chat with Dr. John Thornton, the Inaugural Director of the Texas A&M Coaching Academy.  Dr. Thornton is a long-time Aggie - Athlete, Coach, and Athletic Administrator - and is now running this new initiative started within the Huffines Institute.  We have a great conversation about why we need a Coaching Academy and the future plans for this academy.

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It's the 100th Podcast celebration! Whoop!

You've been waiting for it and here it is:  the 100th Video and Audio Podcasts from the Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance!  We do all things 100 today:  We talk to Mr. Mike Dillingham - Aggie Class '35 who is 100 and is the oldest living Aggie - about his time on the Texas A&M baseball team from 1931-1935.  We welcome back to the podcast one of the world's elite ultramarathoners Dr. Mike Sandlin who runs (and wins) 100-mile foot-races for fun! (really).  And for our 100th guest, we're pleased to welcome College Football Hall of Fame Coach (and winningest Aggie Football Coach of all time) RC Slocum.   We recorded this podcast live, so we were joined by Lauren Santacroce as the Announcer and Karl Rehn provided the music.  We had a great studio audience of about 200 people, so it was great fun.  

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2013 Huffines DIscussion (HD3) Date is set!
The third annual Huffines Discussion date has been set for November 15, 2013 from 1-4 pm in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center on the campus of Texas A&M University.

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It's 99th Podcast Wednesday with Comedian Kevin Hughes!
Sometimes the perspective of someone from outside the field talk to us about Sports Medicine and what they see happening.  Comedian Kevin Hughes - an avid reader and health enthusiast - serves just such a role for us; the outside observer that let's us know how our field actually applies to folks outside of sports medicine.  So Kevin has got a great viewpoint on our field, on our 98 previous podcasts, and how these things actually influence the world.

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. E. Lisako McKyer and Health Promotion!
Today we are joined in the podcast by Dr. E. Lisako McKyer from Texas A&M.  Dr. McKyer is an expert in Health Promotion and Prevention and before you tune out, you should know that this is a kickin' podcast.  We cover a wide-range of issues including why Health Promotion is still relevant in our 'sickness medical model' and why Health Disparities research actually covers everyone.  We even talk about exercise and sports!  So give it a listen.

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Weston Porter and Breast cancer!
The scientific literature is very clear: regular physical activity may be the best medicine available.  In particular, there are several forms of cancer that regular exercise can prevent.  Breast cancer is one of the cancers that is prevented with exercise and we are pleased to have Dr. Weston Porter join us in the podcast to chat about breast cancer and some of the new discoveries in the cancer field.  If you've wondered what work is actually being done to try to prevent and 'cure' cancer, you should listen to this podcast.

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Melinda Sheffield-Moore from UT Medical Branch
Today, we are pleased to joined by Dr. Melinda Sheffield-Moore from the University of Texas Medical Branch.  Dr. Sheffield-Moore is a renowned scientist in muscle development especially in the area of muscle wasting that occurs with cancer and aging.  Much of her work has been involved with testosterone supplementation and how that helps develop muscle, especially in chronic diseases.

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The Huffines Institute welcomes Dr. John Thornton
The Huffines Institute is pleased to announce that Dr. John Thornton has joined the staff as the inaugural Director of the Texas A&M Coaching Acad...

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2013 Huffines Student Travel grant program is posted
The request for applications for the 2013 Huffines Student Travel grant program is now posted in the Affiliates' section of the Huffines website. ...

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It's Podcast Friday with dehydration and Dr. Sam Cheuvront from USARIEM!
We are pleased to have Dr. Samuel Cheuvront from the United States Army Research Institute for Environmental Medicine in the podcast today.  Dr. Cheuvront is a noted expert on hydration during exercise and was one of the principle authors of the military's policies on hydration for our soldiers. 

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Jim Fluckey and Building Muscle!
As we lead up to our 100th podcast episode in a few weeks, we though it would be fun to bring back our first podcast guest, Dr. Jim Fluckey.  Dr. Fluckey is a well-established research in the area of building muscle (and protein synthesis) and is always a fun person to talk to.

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Robin Fuchs-Young and Breast Cancer Research and Prevention
October has been designated as Breast Cancer Awareness month and we are pleased to have Breast Cancer researcher Dr. Robin Fuchs-Young from Texas A&M with us in the podcast.  We talk about cancer research and importantly, breast cancer prevention during this podcast.

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. John Fox and The Ball!
Every so often, there is a great book that comes along that reveals a bit more about why we play and have sports in our society.  Such is the case with a new book - The Ball - that was recently released.  Dr. John Fox is the author and we are pleased to have him with us in the podcast to talk about his book and the topics he covers within.

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It's Podcast Friday with Pennington's Dr. Claude Bouchard
We are especially pleased to welcome Dr. Claude Bouchard from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center with us today in the podcast.  Dr. Bouchard is one of the most prominent Exercise Physiologists in the world with over 1000 scientific publications.  Dr. Bouchard has been forerunner in working to discover the genetic regulation of both obesity and exercise capacity.

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It's Podcast Friday with Washington Nationals' Asst. GM Bryan Minniti
We are pleased to have Bryan Minniti, the Asst. GM of the 2012 MLB National League East Champions Washington Nationals on the podcast today.  We cover quite a few topics, including the somewhat controversial decision by the Nationals to shut-down their star pitcher before the season was completed.

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It's Podcast Friday with DeCore Fitness' Terri Gonzales!
On a periodic basis, we bring practitioners from the fitness-world to give folks tips and insight about working out and increasing their activity levels.  Today we are pleased to have Ms. Terri Gonzalez owner of DeCore Fitness Studio join us to talk about the relatively recent development of private, personal exercise studios.  This is a great conversation about this new personal gym movement as well as what you should look for if you're joining a gym.

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It's Podcast Friday with UAB's Dr. Marcas Bamman
Today we are pleased to have Dr. Marcas Bamman from the University of Alabama Birmingham with us in the podcast today.  Dr. Bamman is a well-known scientist in the area of protecting muscle function and we have a great, practical conversation about why protecting muscle function is important for everyone and the best ways to do that.

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Video and Audio broadcast of 2012 Huffines Scholar Dr. Noah Dean!!
Today is the eighth of our special video and audio podcasts of the 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholars.  This week's 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar is Dr. Noah Dean.  Dr. has built a sizable following on YouTube disproving many of the current fitness gimmicks (such as PowerBalance bracelets and Shake-Weights). This is a great podcast as Dr. Dean talks about  "Avoiding Gimmicks in Health & Fitness: Refusing to Return to the Dark Ages".  Here is a link to Dr. Dean's bio.

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Robert Gold and technology's effect on science, health, and information
Have you ever thought about how technology is changing what we think is fact?  Joining us this week in the podcast is Dr. Robert Gold from the University of Maryland who is renowned for his work, research, and writings about the role of technology in Health and Science.

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Student Research Grant Deadlines Posted
Grant Deadlines and the RFA for the Huffines Student Research Grants for 2012-2013 are posted on the Grant Program page of the  Affiliates area. ...

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Video and Audio broadcast of 2012 Huffines Scholar Dr. Dennis Bramble!!
Today is the seventh of our special video and audio podcasts of the 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholars.  This week's 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar is Dr. Dennis Bramble from the University of Utah who talks about  "Can Grandma Run? An Evolutionary Perspective on Human Exercise, Aging and Endurance Performance".

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Video and Audio rebroadcast of 2012 Huffines Scholar Dr. Stella Volpe!
Today is the sixth of our special video and audio podcasts of the 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholars.  This week's 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar is Dr. Stella Volpe from Drexel University.  Dr. Volpe is a high energy, renowned research in the area of Nutrition and Obesity.  You won't want to miss this podcast - Dr. Volpe talks about "Avoid the Muffin-Top! ObesitPrevention through Lifestyle Changes."

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Video and Audio rebroadcast of 2012 Huffines Scholar Mr. Michael Hodges!!
Today is the fifth of our special video and audio podcasts of the 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholars.  This week's 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar is Mr. Michael Hodges from Texas A&M University.  Mr. Hodges was an award-winning linebacker for the Texas A&M football team and was widely respected for his tenacity and his determination to play in spite of multiple, serious injuries.  Mr. Hodges gives us the athlete's perspective of sports medicine in his talk titled "The Real Pain in Rehabilitation" .

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It's Podcast Tuesday??!! Going Beyond Gold...
Today's podcast is the last of our Olympic themed podcasts  that considers what happens when we've reached the limits of human performance.

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Ed Coyle and a sub-2 hour marathon
Today's podcast is the third of our Olympic themed podcasts.  We talk to Dr. Ed Coyle from the University of Texas in advance of the London Olympic Marathon to talk about whether a human will ever run a sub-2 hour marathon. 

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It's Podcast Friday with Ms. Christie Aschwanden and Sports Doping and the Olympics
Today's podcast is the second of our Olympic themed podcasts.  We are pleased to have award-winning sports journalist Christie Ashwanden join us today to talk about the London Olympics and sports doping. 

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Video and Audio-only rebroadcast of 2012 Huffines Scholar Dr. Michael Davis!
Today is the fourth of our special video and audio podcasts of the 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholars.  This week's 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar is Dr. Michael Davis from Oklahoma State University.  Dr. Davis is a renowned expert on performance and fatigue and continues to do great work using sled dogs to find information that can help humans exercise longer.  Dr. Davis' talk is titled "The Art and Science of Fatigue - Proof" .

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It's Podcast Friday with Sports Illustrated's David Epstein and the London Olympics!
The London Olympics is just around the corner and of course, and with all of the performances and stories that will happen there, David Epstein from Sports Illustrated is with us today in the podcast to give us a heads-up as to what he thinks will be the intriguing stories of these Olympics.  I appreciate Mr. Epstein's '30,000 foot' view of sports and his take on what are the interesting stories in sports medicine.

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Video and Audio-only rebroadcast of 2012 Huffines Scholar Dr. Wendy Kohrt!
Today is the third of our special video and audio podcasts of the 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholars.  This week's 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar is Dr. Wendy Kohrt from the University of Colorado  Dr. Kohrt is a highly lauded scientist and was recently selected to give the prestigious Wolfe Lecture keynote talk at the American College of Sports Medicine meeting.  Dr. Kohrt has made many contributions to the understanding of how exercise impacts bone health and her Huffines Discussion talk was titled "Got Strength? Building Stronger Bones through Exercise" .

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Kristin Wingfield - Sports Medicine Physician and former Cirque du Soleil performer!
Today we are pleased to have sports medicine physician and former Cirque du Soleil performer Dr. Kristin Wingfield on the podcast.    Dr. Wingfield knows the athletic world well, having been on the Canadian national gymnasitcs and diving teams and we have a fun chat about a a side of sports medicine that many don't think about.

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Video and Audio-only rebroadcast of 2012 Huffines Scholar Dr. Jacques Dallaire!

Today is the second of our  special video and audio-only podcasts of the 2012 Huffines Discussion Talks.   This week's 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar is  Dr. Jacques Dallaire from Performance Prime.  Dr. Dallaire is renowned for his ongoing work with elite athletes and high performance professionals.  His Huffines Discussion talk was "Perform Like a Champion...What is Holding You Back" and deals with how you can improve your performance in anything!   Here is a link to Dr. Dallaire's bio. 

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It's Podcast Friday with Mr. Kevin Bastin and Athletic Training for All!
Today, we've got a great conversation with Mr. Kevin Bastin, Director of Athletic Training Services for the Ironman Sports Medicine Institute at Memorial Hermann Hospital.  Mr. Bastin was formerly with the Washington Redskins and was head Athletic Trainer for the Houston Texans.  We chat about athletic training and rehabilitation of elite athletes and recreational athletes.

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Special Video and Audio-only rebroadcast of the 2012 Huffines Discussion
Today we kick-off the special video and audio-only podcasts of the 2012 Huffines Discussion Talks.  This week's 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar is Sports Illustrated's David Epstein.  Mr. Epstein is a Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated and was recently nominated for the Livingston Award which is given to outstanding journalists under the age of 35 in the United States.

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Gabe Neal and Cognitive Stimulants (yes, that's Adderall)
Dr. Gabe Neal join us today to chat about the issues surrounding the use of cognitive stimulants - such as Adderal - for focus and performance.

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It's Podcast Friday with Mr. Chris Field with Marathons and Child Slavery (trust us)
In the podcast today is Mr. Chris Field, Founder and Director of the Bryan/College Station Marathon.  We talk about the unseen world that is so critical to having these types of events.  ALSO, I'd encourage you to listen just because of the profound reason why Chris organized this race.

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. William Hale from Prairie View A&M with cycling, stretching, and health disparities
Today we are pleased to have Dr. William Hale from Prairie View A&M University in the podcast today.  We chat about elite cycling, stretch (and whether you should do it or not), and health disparities in cheerleaders.  It's a fun conversation!

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It's Podcast Friday with Ms. Adaora Elonu: Academics, Basketball, and Competition
We are pleased today to have the third in a series of podcast interviews with student-athletes today.  We are pleased to have Ms. Adaora Elonu, MVP of the Texas A&M 2012 Women's Basketball Team join us to talk about academics, basketball, being a student-athlete, and competition. 

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It's Podcast Friday!: Gene doping, cross country, and competition!
****Warning:  Today's Podcast is rated "R" because of language.***** Today's podcast is a special episode speculating about the future of sports...

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Huffines Volunteer on BBC's Top Gear television show!
Huffines Institute Volunteer and Kinesiology Doctoral student was on the British Broadcasting Channel's program Top Gear.  If you're not familiar with Top Gear, it is the most popular automobile show in the world and they happened to catch David while he was in the pits at the November NASCAR Sprint Cup series race at Texas MotorSpeedway.  Send us an email at Huffines@hlkn.tamu.edu and tell us where you saw him in the show and we'll send you one of our podcast t-shirts!

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Faculty Research Seed Grant RFP now available
The RFP for the 2012-2013 Faculty Research Seed Grant program is now available in the Affiliates section of the website..  Please log-in and chec...

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It's Podcast Friday! with Ms. Roberta Anding RD/LD and nutrition for the elite athlete and everyone!
The Sports Dietician for the NFL's Houston Texans, MLB's Houston Astros, and the Houston Ballet, Ms. Roberta Anding, RD/LD joins us in the podcast this week.  This is a straight-ahead discussion of the nutritional challenges of both elite athletes and normal folks.  It's a fun conversation!

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It's Podcast Friday with Mr. Andrew Wolridge and the life of a Football Student-Athlete
We are pleased to bring you a podcast today with Mr. Andrew Wolridge, former A&M football player.  This is a fun conversation and gives us a look behind the curtain at the life of a student athlete during their time in a major athletic program.  Join us today for this fun conversation....

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It's Podcast Monday (?) with Dr. Tom Welsh from FSU
We have a special podcast edition - nothing like starting your week with a new podcast!  We look inside the world of dance today - ballet, modern, and other forms with Dr. Tom Welsh from Florida State University. 

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It's Podcast Friday with Mr. Matt Belles and keeping kids active in the schools!
How are schools working to keep kids active in the face of the elimination of physical education classes? Joining us in the podcast is Health and PE Specialist Matt Belles from the 17th largest school district in the country as we chat about this issue.

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Walt Thompson from Georgia State University
Dr. Walt Thompson from Georgia State University joins us today in the podcast and talks about the American Fitness Index and why you should know about this index. 

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It's Podcast Thursday! With Dr. Dave Bassett and activity of the Amish!
Joining us in the podcast today is Dr. David Bassett from the University of Tennessee who is a renowned expert in how to measure human activity and how activity levels differ between technological societies and non-technological societies. 

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TexAgs and the Huffines Discussion interview
Listen to the Tim Lightfoot's interview on TexAgs.com radio show about the Huffines Discussion....Thanks to Gabe Bock and the folks at TexAgs for ...

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It's Podcast Friday with Bryan Minniti from MLB's Washington Nationals

Baseball season is almost here!  We've got a great podcast today with MLB's Washington Nationals Asst. GM Bryan Minniti about professional baseball, injuries, and rehab in a large organization with multi-million dollar athletes.  Join us for Mr. Minniti's behind-the-scenes insights about professional baseball.

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It's Podcast Friday with Charlie Kimball and IndyCar racing!

IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball joins us in the podcast to talk about the special sports medicine needs of an IndyCar driver as well as his special physiological needs.  Charlie is the first elite racing driver to race with Type 1 Diabetes and it is incredibly interesting to hear how his team (and IndyCar) handles his condition.

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Ed Howley and the evolution of sports medicine!

Has Exercise Science / Sports Medicine changed? Yes - and in ways that many did not foresee.  One of the Fathers of Modern Exercise Science - Dr. Ed Howley - joins us in the podcast today to talk about where we've been and where we're going in Sports Medicine.

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Jay Williams talking about social media and soccer!

Dr. Jay Williams from Virginia Tech joins us in the podcast today to talk about using social media to translate sports medicine to the public, especially in the area of soccer.  Jay actually works in the area of molecular biology and sports and in the last few years has really been working to make Sports Science understandable to the public.  So join us for this fun conversation!

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It's Podcast Friday and Ms. Faith Lightfoot talks about the realities of weight loss!

We're into the second month of 2012 and many people are rethinking their New Year's resolution to lose weight.  Our podcast today is a delightfully frank conversation with Ms. Faith A. Lightfoot, President of Lighten The Load and an expert on weight loss and healthy living in women and children.  This is a hard-hitting conversation that highlights the difficulties of maintaining healthy weight in our modern society.

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The 2012 Huffines Discussion speaker line-up is announced!

The speaker line-up for the 2012 Huffines Discussion (March 23, 2012) is announced!. 

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It's Podcast Friday and we have Dr. Stephen Crouse and Sudden Death!

In the past few months, there have been several football players that have collapsed and died away from the field.  So how much risk do these athletes have for sudden death?  Dr. Stephen Crouse, an expert in athletic medical screen joins us in the podcast today to talk about what we know about athletic sudden death and the real risk to athletes.  This is a great podcast, especially if you are an athlete or have a child participating in sports.

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Podcast Friday is going to the future!  Fuel!

We've got something different for you this week in the podcast that we think you'll enjoy.  Our friends over at EscapePod.org are allowing us to broadcast one of their episodes - Fuel by Matthew Rotundo - that dealt with the future of athletic performance enhancement.  This is a great episode to generate conversation about the future of performance and what we will allow as a society.

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Pat Goodson!

It's the New Year and we start with Dr. Pat Goodson joining us in the studio.  Dr. Goodson is a writing expert and leads us in a discussion about what is the 'scientific literature'.  Why do we trust the scientific literature  and why is it important for us to know about it?  If you want to be able to figure out what is true or not in sports science, this is a fun conversation and one that will make you think.

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Avoiding Fitness Injuries in the New Year
Emily Schmitt, from the Huffines Institute, was quoted in a new article on "Avoiding Fitness Injuries in the New Year".  Check it out h...

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Holiday Podcast Time! Sports Illustrated's David Epstein on baseball doping and football concussions!

 It's a special holiday podcast with Sports Illustrated writer David Epstein.  We have two firsts in this podcast:  our first three-time guest, and our first podcast live from Doha, Qatar.  We talk with David about Ryan Braun doping, Colt McCoy's concussion, and what he's doing in Qatar for Sports Illustrated.  It's our holiday podcast - the elves had fun putting this one together!

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Podcast Friday: Hall of Fame Golf Coach Bob Ellis

 Hall of Fame Golf Coach Bob Ellis joins us today to talk about golf and the role of golf in your life...

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Charlie Shea

 Dr. Charlie Shea, expert in figuring out how we move and coordinate our movements, joins us today in the podcast.  We have fun talking about sport, music, and everyday movement and how our brain coordinates all of that movement.

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Podcast Friday!: Our 50th with Dr. Larry Kenney!

  It's our 50th Podcast Celebration!  We're lucky to have as a special guest Dr. Larry Kenney, Professor from the Noll Laboratory at Penn State University.  Dr. Kenney is an eminent Exercise Scientist that has spent most of his career looking at why aging hinders our ability to handle heat.  Join us for this fun, entertaining conversation.

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This is a great video about the Huffines Institute that was shown at the A&M-Kansas football game.  If you want to know a bit of the history ...

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Huffines on the Radio!
The Huffines Institute was featured in the pre-game show before the Aggies - Kansas game this past weekend. Listen here as our friend Dave South inter...

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It's Podcast Friday with South Africa's Dr. Ross Tucker!

 We've got Dr. Ross Tucker, from the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa in the podcast today.  Ross is currently on the management team of the South African National Sevens team (you'll have to listen to find out what Sevens is), is one of the most astute and well-spoken young Exercise Physiologists in the world, and has been heavily involved in the debate about whether Oscar Pistorius should be allowed to compete against able-body track athletes.  If nothing else, tune in for the discussion of the Pistorius case for an illustration of how politics, science, and the judicial system sometimes intersect to the detriment of truth.

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It's Podcast Friday with Stewart-Haas' Racing's Adam Davis!

 We've got a great podcast with Mr. Adam Davis who is the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Stewart-Haas Racing, the parent company of the race teams of Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman in NASCAR's Spring Cup Championship Series.  We talk about strength training of pit crew athletes...

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We're moving and swaying on Podcast Friday with Dr. John Buchanan

 Dr. John Buchanan joins us in the studio today for our podcast and chats about his work with basic perceptual processes.  Dr. Buchanan works to understand how we balance and move through space and how our brains perceive and track that movement.  This is a great talk on an emerging area of research that may have significant impact for many patient populations.

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Noah Dean and Quackery in Sports Medicine!

 Today we are pleased to have Dr. Noah Dean from Texas Lutheran University join us in the podcast.  Noah has made a mission of exposing and educating the public about quacks and fraudulent health products that are on the market.  This is a fun conversation and greatly needed in today's consumer society. We also talk about Noah's experience as a stuntman on Friday Night Lights.

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It's Video Podcast Friday! Astronaut Richard Linnehan is on the Podcast!

 Our Huffines' Discussion Scholars video podcasts wrap-up today with a

great talk

from Dr. and Astronaut Richard Linnehan, who talks about "Living, Working & Exercising in Space: An Astronaut's Perspective".  This is a great talk that shows some of the stresses on astronauts as they complete their space missions. 


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Podcast Friday: Dr. Dave Wright with Deliberate Practice

 Join us as Dr. Dave Wright from Texas A&M visits the podcast studio today.  We have a great conversation about 'deliberate' practice and whether that helps performance or not.  This is a hot topic right now in sports science and it's great that we've got Dr. Wright here to chat about it!

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It's Video Podcast Friday! Today with Huffines Scholar Dr. Frank Booth!

 Today's video podcast is from Dr. Frank Booth, who talks about "Walk Away from Type 2 Diabetes".  This is an engaging talk from one of the preeminent Exercise Physiologists in the World and presents an easy to understand plan for dealing with Type 2 Diabetes.

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Congratulations To Producer Justin Dobson
A big congratulations goes out to Mr. Justin Dobson, who many of you know as our Podcast Producer (and he has all of the questions!).  Mr. Dobson...

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Podcast Friday: Jim Whitehead, the United Nations, and Physical Activity!

Join us today for a historic podcast with Mr. Jim Whitehead, Executive Vice President and CEO of the American College Sports Medicine, the world's largest professional organization devoted to Exercise and Sports Medicine.  Jim chats with us about the recent historic United Nations Health Summitt (only the second health summitt ever held at the U.N.) that focused on diseases caused by lifestyle issues.  A large topic at the UN Summitt was the recognition of the huge role that physical inactivity plays as an underlying cause of disease and death.  Even if you are not interested in health policy, you should tune in this podcast to find out how you can influence health in your local area and in the world!

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New video podcast! Mr. Ty Warren from the Denver Broncos
We've got a new video podcast online...Mr. Ty Warren from the Denver Broncos shares with us the training program of elite athletes.  This is part...

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The deadline for submission of the Huffines Student Research Grants is Sept. 30, 2011.  Log into the Affiliates section to get more information!
It's Podcast Friday with Barefoot Running and Dr. Dan Lieberman from Harvard!
Join us today for a great podcast with Dr. Dan Lieberman from Harvard University, one of the preeminent scientists in the world on the evolutio...

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Eat More Cholesterol For Your Health! The next video podcast from the Huffines!

 Today's video podcast is from 2011 Huffines Discussion Scholar, Dr. Steve Riechman, Texas A&M University, who talks about "Eat More Cholesterol for Your Health and Strength".  This is a great talk that may challenge many of the beliefs you may have about cholesterol.

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It's Podcast Friday! Dr. Lee Brown, isokinetics, and vibration!

 In today's podcast, we talk to Dr. Lee Brown from the Univ. of California Fullerton about isokinetic resistance training.  We also cover whole body vibration and the role the National Strength and Conditioning Association plays in guaranteeing that your personal trainer knows what they are doing. 

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Join us this week for a great video podcast by Mr. Kevin Hughes - Comic Extraordinaire.  Kevin has a great take on health and wellness and is an end-user of what we do as sports scientists.  He's got a great perspective and is fun to listen to (plus, check out his bio - Comic of the year several times!).

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New Grant Requests for Applications released
The new Requests for Applications (RFA) for the Huffines Institute Student Travel and Student Research programs are now available.  Sign into the...

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It's Podcast Friday! Dr. Mickey Collins and concussion!

Our awareness of the prevalence of concussions in sports is increasing....Join us today as we chat with one of leading experts in rehabilitating athletes after concussion, Dr. Mickey Collins from the University of Pittsburgh.  It is a great conversation and one that all of us need to hear.

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It's Podcast Friday! Dr. Angela Duckworth and GRIT

 What are the components of success?  Talent?  Practice?  Determination?  Join us in the podcast as we chat with Dr. Angela Duckworth from the University of Pennsylvania who tells us about GRIT and the role of determination in success.  This is a great conversation about a topic that is easy to talk about, but hard to study.

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We've got four in the podcast today! Exercise myth-busting!

Recently CNN.com published a list of the top ten exercise myths.  But are those myths really myths?  We asked four bright, rising stars in Exercise Science - Brad Lambert, Emily Schmitt, David Ferguson, and Justin Dobson - for their take on the 'myths'.  It's a fun group, a fun conversation, and the first time we've had four guests on the podcast at the same time!

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Video Friday!  Cowboy hats, elephants, and Dr. Mike Reid

 Join us for the most recent video podcast from the Huffines Discussion:  Dr. Michael Reid, from the University of Kentucky, who talks about "Muscle Weakness, Fatigue and Free Radicals: Of Cowboy Hats and Elephants". And as the title implies, it was a fascinating talk!

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Podcast Friday: Can you predict what sport you are best at from your genes?

 If you knew exactly what sport you were best suited for, would you be interested?  Several companies claim that they can tell you what sport you would be best at.  Join us today in the podcast as we talk to Dr. Steve Roth from the University of Maryland who is an expert on using genetics to select for sport.

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Check out our newest video podcast - from the 2011 Huffines Discussion, Dr. Jon Wertheim talks about omission bias in sports officiating - Do the refe...

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It's still hot outside! - Dr. Mindy Millard-Stafford is in the podcast

 It's still hot outside - so grab a cool drink and listen to Dr. Mindy Millard-Stafford in the podcast!

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The Video podcasts have begun!  Dr. Molly Bray, UAB!

We are pleased to announce that our video podcast has gone live!  Go to the Videos section (under Resources) for the first of the biweekly series from Dr. Molly Bray.

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Let's talk about race and sport...new podcast out...

One of the most difficult conversations we might have is how race plays a role in sport, so why not have the conversation?  Join us today in the podcast as we chat with Dr. John Singer, a noted scholar on the role of race in sport.

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Can you run 50 miles?  Here's someone who can...and does...

Have you ever had the urge to run for long, long distances?  Today in the podcast...

 

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It's time for swimming!  Mr. Roy Fielding is on the Podcast!

It's summer!  Time to go swimming!  Today, we talk to Mr. Roy Fielding who has been named as one of the 25 most influential Aquatics professionals in the world.

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It's Podcast Friday! Dr. Steve Martin and Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac Rehab - two words that are many times misunderstood.  Today, we have Dr. Steve Martin......

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Huffines Affiliate Karl Kapchinski wins awards

Karl Kapchinsky is awarded the Eddie Wojecki and Frank Medina Awards from the Southwest Athletic Trainers' Association. Whoop!

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Memorial Day Podcast: Brig. General Joe Ramirez - Human Performance in the Military.

New Podcast!  In honor of Memorial Day weekend, we are privileged to chat with Brigidier General Joe Ramirez, highly decorated soldier and the Commandant of the Corp of Cadets here at Texas A&M....

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Podcast Friday is here! Senior athlete Doug Tremaine is in the house!

Join us for one of the most high energy senior athletes we've ever met.  Doug Tremaine ...

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Summer is almost here and what better time to talk about hydration and exercise!  So, join us in the podcast as we chat with Gatorade Sport Sciences Institute Research Director Dr. Jeff Zachwieja.

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Huffines Affiliate Faculty Research Grant Guidelines Released - Deadline May 31, 2011.

The request for proposals (RFP) for the 2011-2012 Huffines Affiliate Faculty Research Seed grants has been released.  Sign into the Huffines Affiliate section to get the details.  The deadline for the proposals is May 31 at 5 pm.

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Join us as we chat with Dr. Molly Bray from the University of Alabama Birmingham as we talk about her work on nutrition timing....

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New Podcast up! Frank Thomas - Activity and Archery for All!

Frank Thomas is on the podcast today - click here for our conversation about college activity courses and Olympic Archery!

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It's Friday - so you know there's a new podcast available...this week we talk to Dr. Carol Garber from Columbia University regarding licensing.....

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New Podcast up!  Dr. Danny Ballard and Health for your life!

 Join us as we talk with acclaimed author Dr. Danny Ballard about the role of health in life - especially how health can augment learning and increases well-being.

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New Podcast up!  Dr. John Thornton and the balance of College Athletes

A new podcast featuring Dr. John Thornton, the Associate Athletic Director here at Texas A&M has just gone live in the feed.  In the podcast, we have a great conversation...

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New Podcast up!  Mike Massett and the genetics of endurance.

 We've got a new podcast up....Dr. Mike Massett, NIH-funded researcher, discusses advancements in the search for the genetic mechanisms that control exercise endurance.  Click on over to the podcast page to join us for this great conversation - don't worry - the genetic jargon is held to a minimum!

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Watch for details of the webcast of the Huffines Discussion

The Huffines Discussion was a great event.  If you couldn't be there, don't worry - we'll be putting the videos of all of the speakers on the website in the upcoming weeks.

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Great write-up in The Eage today regarding the Huffines Discussion....thanks to The Eagle!

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Check out our new podcast this week with Jon Wertheim from Sports Illustrated!

Click here to see the interview with Dr. Lightfoot, Director of the Huffines Institute, on KBTX about the upcoming Huffines Discussion.

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We are so excited to announce the final speaker line-up for the Huffines Discussion. We are pleased to announce that the following leaders and thinker...

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There's a new podcast in the feed!  Coach Allen Kinley, Director of Strength and Condtioning for A&M's Olympic and Team Sports, stops in the studio...

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