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Air Force applying study of OSU athletes to Special Forces

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) - An Air Force laboratory is studying football players and other athletes from Ohio State University in research intended to benefit the players and help researchers understand demands on special forces troops in action.

The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2f9srM4 ) more than 100 wrestlers along with men's and women's lacrosse players will join the research roster that already includes Buckeye football players.

Josh Hagen, a researcher with the 711th Human Performance Wing, says the goal of the study is to develop a sports science strategy for all of OSU's athletic teams.

This involves tracking biometric data that can be used to develop training workloads and recovery plans.

The research agreement between the Air Force Research Laboratory and OSU is not a financial deal. The two entities only exchange knowledge.

Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

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