|A view of the Cog Railway from Monday's trip to Mount Washington. (Click on the photo to supersize it.)|
If you are in town for a game this summer or early next fall and want to go over to Mount Washington, it's about a two-hour drive and highly recommended.
Some who visit will go to the 6,288-foot summit on the Cog Railway. We chose to go up the Auto Road, with Mrs. BGA gladly handing the driver's seat over to me. And yes, we got the famous bumper sticker but no, we didn't put it on the car.
By now you probably know that the Ivy League and Big Ten are "sponsoring a joint study aimed at improving head-injury assessment and prevention." Find a Bloomberg story here.
The Ivy League release is here.
From the Big Ten release, which you may not have seen:
This historic collaboration brings together two prestigious academic and athletic entities, and allows for the coordination of ongoing efforts by each conference to research and address various aspects of head injuries in athletics, including concussions. The world-class academic and research capabilities of the institutions will help to promote a collaborative and collegial atmosphere to address a burgeoning issue impacting the welfare of athletes at all levels of sport.Also from the Big Ten release:
In May 2010, the Big Ten became the first collegiate conference to establish a conference-wide concussion management plan while in 2011 the Ivy League developed and enacted a series of concussion-curbing measures in the sport of football after a year-long review.
•Speaking of the Big Ten, we will be leaving shortly for Penn State where That Certain Nittany Lion will be taking part in FTCAP, the First-Year Testing, Consulting and Advising Program. It's a pretty comprehensive introduction to college that runs all day tomorrow and includes sessions for parents as well. Although it's a little stressful for TCNL, at the end of the day he gets to buy his football tickets and that's definitely the cherry on top ;-)