Two UW-Green Bay faculty members discussed the extreme cold with a Milwaukee reporter ahead of Sunday’s (Jan. 5) Green Bay Packers game, offering expertise on how the frigid temps were likely to affect players and passing alike. Associate Prof. Mike Hencheck, Human Biology, talked about the physics of play with Fox 6 Now’s Jenna Sachs, likening the cold ball to an underinflated rock as the leather becomes less pliable and less elastic. Associate Prof. James Marker, Human Biology, offered a perspective on what that kind of cold does to the body, telling Sachs that gripping or throwing the ball can become a challenge in such chilly temps. Full story.
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