Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bears to hibernate through morning preseason practices

Add the Chicago Bears to the growing list of professional and college sports teams pushing forward practice start times.

The Chicago Tribune is reporting 10 out of 16 of the Bears’ training camp sessions will be held at 3 p.m. The team traditionally holds practice at noon.

This news comes the same day as a Stanford University study demonstrated the benefits extra sleep can have on athletic performance. Players from Stanford’s football team sprinted faster and had quicker response times after sleeping an extra two hours a day.

There’s no word on if the Bears made the move to allow players to sleep longer, or are just attempt to draw more fans to the team's open training camp sessions.

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