football http://iowapublicradio.org en The Big Pressure and Big Business of the Big Game http://iowapublicradio.org/post/big-pressure-and-big-business-big-game <p>This Sunday, the Denver Broncos face the Seattle Seahawks in the first-ever outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl. Today on River to River, how did the football biz get so big? And, what is it like to play or be a referee in a high profile game?</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:03:08 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 35572 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Big Pressure and Big Business of the Big Game Football and Cello http://iowapublicradio.org/post/football-and-cello <p>The story of <a href="http://www.heisman.com/index.php">Heisman Trophy</a> winner <a href="http://espn.go.com/classic/biography/s/Kinnick_Nile.html">Nile Kinnick</a> is widely known; an outstanding young athlete who died before his time.&nbsp; But the very first winner of the Heisman was also from Iowa.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe and biographer <a href="http://firstheisman.blogspot.com/">Brian Cooper</a> discuss the life and times of <a href="http://www.heisman.com/winners/j-berwanger35.php">Jay Berwanger</a>.&nbsp; Berwanger was the son of a blacksmith in Dubuque who almost didn&#39;t go to Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:56:20 +0000 Sarah Boden 29998 at http://iowapublicradio.org Football and Cello The Future of Football http://iowapublicradio.org/post/future-football <p>It’s football season and as Iowans stream into bleachers to cheer on high school football teams concerns about head trauma at the highest level of the game is filtering down to youth levels.<br> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:32:20 +0000 Katherine Perkins & Ben Kieffer 28856 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Future of Football Social Studies and Civics, Football Concussions and Athletics http://iowapublicradio.org/post/social-studies-and-civics-football-concussions-and-athletics <p>As students prepare for classes, the social studies classroom in Iowa’s public schools might be a little different than it was when you were in school. Today on River to River, we talk about the modern social studies classroom with the Iowa teacher that won a 2013 American Civic Education Teacher Award.&nbsp; And as high school football practices are starting, we talk with a coach that’s using new technology to assess concussions in athletes.</p><p></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 15:23:42 +0000 Ben Stanton 27318 at http://iowapublicradio.org Social Studies and Civics, Football Concussions and Athletics