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The Death of Junior Seau and the Purpose of College Sports

Friday, May. 25, 2012

"While the NFL and others discuss the safety issues in football that may have contributed to [the death of Chargers Linebaker Junior Seau], I am more interested in a man who was facing an existential crisis at the end of his career, and feeling lost as to what to do next," writes Matt Savage on this blog, "Savage on Sports." 

Matt is an SCU senior and a 2011-12 Hackworth Fellow at the Center.  His project has been to involve his fellow students in conversation about the ethical issues in college athletics.  His most recent post explores how universities might help student athletes discover talents and passions that can serve them when they confront the inevitable end of their playing careers.

Tags: sports ethics