Tom Goldman http://kplu.org en Young Athletes Risk Back Injury By Playing Too Much http://kplu.org/post/young-athletes-risk-back-injury-playing-too-much Jack Everett sat on his living room couch wearing a back brace, eyes glued to a massive TV set playing his favorite video game, NHL 2013.<p>"I'm the Boston Bruins," the 10-year-old said as he deftly worked the video controls. "The guy that just shot was Milan Lucic. He's a really good guy on our team."<p>Whether at home or during recess at his elementary school in suburban Los Angeles, Jack's young life now is about sitting still.<p>"Well, I can eat lunch with friends, and I play cards," Jack says. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:29:32 +0000 Tom Goldman 13170 at http://kplu.org Young Athletes Risk Back Injury By Playing Too Much Olympic swimming records smashed, hopes dashed http://kplu.org/post/olympic-swimming-records-smashed-hopes-dashed The opening weekend of the Summer Olympics was marked by highs and lows, of course, and the swimming pool had its share of both. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:37:43 +0000 Tom Goldman 5784 at http://kplu.org Olympic swimming records smashed, hopes dashed Penn State Football Legend Joe Paterno Dies At 85 http://kplu.org/post/penn-state-football-legend-joe-paterno-dies-85 Joe Paterno, the man synonymous with Penn State football, died Sunday after developing complications from lung cancer. He was 85.<p>Paterno was an iconic figure on the sports landscape. He coached at Penn State for 61 years, though his long tenure ended amid a child sexual abuse scandal.<p>The man Penn Staters fondly called "JoePa" seemed to cement his legacy last Oct. 29, when he won his 409<sup>th</sup> game, a Division I record. It was the capper on a Hall-Of-Fame career that included two national championships and five undefeated seasons. Sun, 22 Jan 2012 17:11:09 +0000 Tom Goldman 3867 at http://kplu.org Penn State Football Legend Joe Paterno Dies At 85