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Lessons learned from Cowboys tragedy

Originally Published: May 5, 2009
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPN.com

After watching the horror in Irving, Texas, this past weekend when the Dallas Cowboys' practice facility balloon collapsed and injured 12 people, professional and collegiate sports teams across the country are looking at their own structures with an eye toward avoiding a similar tragedy.

Most teams contacted by ESPN.com said they are taking a cautious approach, but at least one school -- the University of New Mexico -- is being more proactive. In 2007, New Mexico built a structure ...

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