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Keith Strudler: Love And Football

Jan 11, 2017

This commentary will focus on a word, an emotion or action really, we don’t talk about much right now, at least not genuinely. That word, that sentiment, is love. I’m not talking about loving a sandwich, or even loving someone’s speech. But deep, emotional engagement that is the genesis of and motivation for so much of our existence. I understand that hate is far more in vogue right now, kind of the skinny jeans of the moment. But this commentary, while perhaps less cool, is about love.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Richard Blob of Clemson University explains why the evolutionary migration to land was dominated by limbed species.


Richard Blob is a professor of biological sciences at Clemson University where his research is focused on the evolution of musculoskeletal function in animals. His lab seeks to understand how animal structure has diversified and changed through evolution by examining vertebrate muscle and bone function during locomotion. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.