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In addition to a player’s ability to throw it, a number of factors will influence a ball’s flight, including its size, inflation pressure and texture. (Shutterstock)

Higher, faster: what influences the aerodynamics of a football?

A football’s dimensions, pressure and texture affect its aerodynamics, i.e. the forces exerted by the air on the ball as it flies.
Members of the Hamilton Tiger Cats 1999 winning team hoist the Grey Cup during a pre-game ceremony in Hamilton, Ont., Oct. 4, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Grey Cup 2023: Canadian institution or antiquated tradition?

While the Grey Cup and Canadian football were once considered significant national institutions, part of their allure appears to have faded over the years.
Brain damage linked to concussions in football can resemble that found in elderly and comatose patients but there may be ways to prevent it so the sport continues. Toronto Argonauts’ Jeffrey Finley, left, rushes to take down Calgary Stampeders’ quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell in this August file photo. ( THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

Grey Cup haunted by brain injury risk — but doesn’t have to be

Concussions in football and other contact sports correlate with severe, long-term brain damage — but science shows it doesn’t have to be that way.

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