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Football legends to speak at Penn State York on March 1

2/17/2010 —

Ham and Joyner

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Tickets are on sale for “The Science of Sports: Casual Conversations with Jack Ham and David Joyner, M.D.” at 7:30 p.m. on March 1, at Penn State York’s Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center). These two Penn State football legends will help celebrate the opening of the newly renovated Edward M. Elias Science Building at the campus. Proceeds from this event benefit the Penn State York Science Equipment Fund.

Nittany Lion teammates from the 1960s, Ham and Joyner will share their thoughts on how the science of sports has changed over the decades. Joyner will introduce the topic and Ham will join the conversation to take questions from the audience. Both men have built their careers around sports although they have gone in different directions.

Ham’s celebrated career as one of the greatest outside linebackers in pro football history included 12 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and appearances in eight straight Pro Bowls. Today Ham can be heard as a color analyst on the Penn State Radio Network.

Joyner’s distinguished medical career with sports medicine emphasis included serving as the vice president of the Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania, serving as the head physician for the 1992 United States Winter Olympic Team, and founding the Joyner Sportsmedicine Institute (acquired by NovaCare Inc., in 1998). Joyner now has an active career in health care consulting. He also serves as a member of the Penn State Board of Trustees.

Graduates of Penn State, Ham earned a bachelor of science in business in 1971 while Joyner earned a bachelor of science in science in 1972 and then went on to earn a doctor of medicine from the Penn State College of Medicine at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center in 1976.

Sponsors for the event are Barton Associates, Cumulus Media York and Lancaster, Fulton Bank, The Graham Group, Heritage Hills Golf Resort and Conference Center, MediaOne PA, Precision Custom Components, and 93.5 WTPA -The Rock of Central PA.

Purchase tickets at The Pullo Center box office, or by calling 717-505-8900 or visiting http://www.pullocenter.yk.psu.edu/ online. Tickets are $25 for "VIP" seating and $15 for all others.

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