Going Deep is a smart, lively, substantive conversation about some of the most important and pressing issues of our time. It is a radio show about sports and so much more. Coach Shoop, a 26 year veteran of football coaching at the highest level, and Dr. Shoop, a theologian, minister, and author, host engaging and high profile guests on each show in a round table setting.
The Shoops engage the toughest topics with intellect, humor, and years of first hand experience in big-time sports. No issue is too complicated for Going Deep.
Concussions are a hot topic from Hollywood to the NFL to the NCAA. Most of the discussion has centered around diagnosing concussions and then the protocols to follow after diagnosis. But Dr. Talavage and Dr. Nauman are looking at the deeper questions: How can we make the games that involve concussions safer? What really happens to the brains of players who are competing at these sports–including the brains of players who are never diagnosed with concussions? You won’t want to miss where their research has taken them. Along with Coach Terry Peebles, who is putting into practice some of what the Purdue studies have revealed, our guests have answers to some of the most vexing questions when it comes to concussions. What needs to change? And are these changes possible? We’re Going Deep on Concussions!
Thomas Talavage is a Professor in the Purdue University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a joint appointment in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. He is the Founding Co-Director of the Purdue MRI Facility, and is one of the co-Principal Investigators in the Purdue Neurotrauma Group. Eric Nauman is the Director of the College of Engineering Honors Program, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and in the School of Biomedical Engineering and Basic Medical Sciences.
Eric is one of the co-Principal Investigators in the Purdue Neurotrauma Group. Work by Professors Talavage and Nauman and the Purdue Neurotrauma Group serves as the seminal demonstration of the consequences of repetitive head trauma in athletes who are generally classified as asymptomatic.
John and Marcia Mount Shoop have a lifetime of experience in sports as former athletes, coaches, and as a football family for over two decades.
John spent twenty-six years coaching in the NFL and Division I College Football. Coach Shoop has coached for some of the most storied franchises in the League: Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Oakland Raiders. He was also the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of North Carolina and Purdue University. Marcia has a PhD from Emory University and is ordained to the ministry in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Dr. Shoop is the author of several books including Touchdowns for Jesus and Other Signs of Apocalypse: Lifting the Veil on Big-Time Sports. They are coaches, former athletes, and parents of athletes.
Going Deep: Sports in the 21st Century brings it all to the table along with expert guests that you’ll want to get to know. You’re invited to join the Shoops, along with many from the sports world who have stories to tell, questions to ask, and answers that may surprise you about some of the most important issues of our time.
The Shoops engage the toughest topics with intellect, humor, and years of first hand experience in big-time sports. No issue is out of bounds on Going Deep, it’s a radio show about sports and so much more.