Purdue experts can talk about the Super Bowl
Super Bowl puts Indy in the spotlight
Josh Boyd, associate professor of communication
Hosting the Super Bowl is an incredible publicity opportunity for any city. Boyd can talk about public relations and promotions, especially as related to athletics. He also has researched naming rights in professional sports and can talk about how naming rights have evolved, as well as their strengths and weaknesses.
Personal homepage: http://www.cla.purdue.edu/communication/directory/index.cfm?p=Josh_Boyd
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When it all comes down to that final kick: Perception in athletes
Jessica K. Witt, assistant professor of psychological sciences
The outcome of big games can hinge on a single kick. Witt, who studies perception in athletes, can talk about how the performance of field goal kickers affects their perception of the goal posts. Witt has studied how athletes' perceptions relate to specific areas of success and failure in golf, softball and football.
Personal homepage: http://www1.psych.purdue.edu/~jkwitt/
Related news release: Perceptions might often kick a player when they are down
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Making history in Indianapolis?
Randy Roberts, distinguished professor of history
Roberts, a sports and pop culture historian, can comment on sports legends, trends in professional football and the sport's history. He is the author of 30 books, textbooks and readers, including "One For The Thumb: The New Steelers Reader" and "The Rock, the Curse, and the Hub: A Random History of Boston Sports." His 17th book, "A Team for America: The Army-Navy Game That Rallied a Nation," is being released this month. He has made more than 50 appearances on television documentaries and films over the past 20 years for the History Channel, ESPN Classic, HBO, BBC, PBS, E!TV and on the ABC, CBS and NBC networks.
Personal homepage: http://www.cla.purdue.edu/history/directory/index.cfm?p=Randy_Roberts
Note to Journalists: The Purdue University experts below can talk about topics related to the 2012 Super Bowl being held in Indianapolis. Journalists who have questions or want to make interview arrangements can contact Purdue News Service at 765-494-2096.