Hoosiers to Appear on CBS Evening News Tonight
Oct. 16, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana football team will be highlighted on CBS programming Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 17-18. On Wednesday, the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric will take a look at the team's Sideline Response System (SRS) followed by a second piece on the Early Show on Thursday.
The SRS is a recently developed piece of equipment used to help minimize head injuries. The system uses sensors inside the player's helmet to alert a trainer if the player has taken a blow to the head that could cause a concussion.
Renowned neurosurgeon and chief medical correspondent for the health and medical unit at CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, visited Bloomington to learn more about the equipment. Gupta discussed the positive benefits and advantages it provides the Hoosiers with head football athletic trainer Brian Lund.
"Dr. Gupta is the most respected neurosurgeon in the world and it was an honor to sit down and discuss the SRS with him," Lund said. "We feel very strongly the SRS gives us a competitive advantage and we are excited CBS has given us the opportunity to show what it is all about."
Lund will appear in both pieces, while an interview with sophomore Andrew Means will air on the Evening News. Head coach Bill Lynch and fifth-year senior fullback Josiah Sears will be a part of the Early Show edition.
The Evening News airs weeknights at 6:30 p.m. ET, and the Early Show broadcasts from 7-9 a.m. ET Monday-Saturday.
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