Our style picks for October, from Valentino, Isabel Marant Etoile, and more.
Taylor Ellis1 min read
Track Stars: Speedway Fashion Then and Now
Fans may struggle to make personal style statements at the Speedway, but drivers never have.
Megan Fernandez3 min read
10 Vicious Hits: Why New Football-Helmet Technology Matters
Accompanied by video clips, this list of hits highlights not only the super-human forces involved in football, but also the importance of the research that Purdue University scientists are now conducting.
Daniel McFadin3 min read
Protected Development: A Century of Football-Helmet Innovation
After a doctor says he risks “instant insanity” if he takes another kick to the head, Navy player Joseph “Bull” Reeves dons a leather cap (crafted by a cobbler) that is believed to be football’s first headgear.
Evan West2 min read
Damage Control: Purdue Researchers Tackle Football Head Injuries
Two researchers found that even small hits might cause permanent brain damage—and they’re pioneering new technology to protect the next generation.
Matt Holden4 min read
Editor's Note: October 2013
I don’t want to give up football—and I’m guessing the players don’t want to, either. But they need to be protected. That’s something that we, the fans, can get behind.