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UT Matters spotlights athletics, sports medicine this month

UT Matters is a partnership with The Blade and Buckeye CableSystem to bring the community health science education and the latest news about how University of Toledo faculty, staff and students are changing Toledo and how the community can be a part of the effort.

Toledo quarterback Aaron Opelt read to students at Apple Tree Nursery School while running back DaJuane Collins waited for his turn. The summer visit by the UT seniors is featured in September’s UT Matters segment.

Toledo quarterback Aaron Opelt read to students at Apple Tree Nursery School while running back DaJuane Collins waited for his turn. The summer visit by the UT seniors is featured in September’s UT Matters segment.

This month’s UT Matters topic is about the University’s athletics program.

Exhilarating moments in UT athletics have served as a unifying force throughout the region. With a rich history in several of the Rockets’ 16 NCAA Division I athletic programs, alumni, students and the community have long had reasons to celebrate UT men’s and women’s sporting accomplishments.

But it’s overall student-athlete development that UT is striving for, including academics.

“There is much more to the college experience than just on-field performance,” said Mike O’Brien, UT director of athletics. “We have high expectations of our coaches and staff to help our student-athletes excel in their academics.”

The University of Toledo Sports Medicine Program is an emerging player in medical coverage for the sports community.

“Our program is contracted with 17 local junior high schools and high schools to provide a wide range of knowledgeable and convenient medical assistance,” said Dr. Burton L. Rogers Jr., UT sports medicine liaison. “Our athletes have 24-hour VIP access to our sports medicine specialists via our sports medicine hotline.”

To make an appointment with a sports medicine specialist or for more information, call 419.262.1556.

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