Bowdoin Physics Prof Runs ‘Deflategate’ Experiment (WCSH, Chronicle of Higher Education)

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Physics Professor Dale Syphers with WCSH reporter Chris Rose

In response to the National Football League’s “Ballghazi” or “Deflategate” scandal, Professor of Physics Dale Syphers demonstrated for a local TV reporter how footballs can change pressure over the course of a game. He ran an experiment (by putting footballs in a refrigerator) for WCSH Channel Six “in search of the truth,” writes Steve Kolowich ’08 for The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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