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A brief history of the official Bundesli...

Legendary Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes once described the soccer ball as “together with the shoes, the most important product in football”. The former player and decorated tactician is not the only one to announce the humble ball; the German language itself does this as well, with the term “Spielgerät” commonly used in reference to […]

Math Awareness conference takes a look a...

A creative “arms race” has raged in recent years, transforming traditional black pentagons and white soccer ball hexagons with new graphics and stitching patterns. Mathematician artist David Swart Mathematical artist David Swart explored the latest soccer ball designs and spherical geometry on April 11 at the 2019 Math Awareness Month conference, sponsored by the Department […]