Sports Science

Girls And Sports: Middle-School Athletes Tough It Out, Even With Concussion Symptoms

A new paper finds that concussions are common among middle-school girls who play soccer, and most continue to play with symptoms. Using a small sample of email survey and interviews, the authors evaluated the frequency and duration of concussions in young ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 21 2014 - 5:30am

Does Athletic Performance Decline After A Contract Year?

In every sport, an athlete who has enjoyed long-term success has the opportunity for free agency, when they can join the highest bidder. ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 22 2014 - 5:30pm

In The Winter Olympics, Home Field Advantage Matters Also?

Does home field advantage matter? In baseball outfielders, the tricks and corners of a new baseball park might be meaningful but that effect should diminish over time. The Seattle Seahawks have a famously loud stadium and the team calls the audience " ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 4 2014 - 9:22am

Do Football Helmets Protect Players From Concussions?

Older football veterans contend that modern equipment, and its ability to protect players from injury, ironically lead to more of it. Rugby players agree.  They may be right. A new study finds that modern football helmets do little to protect against hits ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 17 2014 - 11:14pm

In Sports, Winning Streak Momentum Is Just An Illusion

In soccer, a team is most vulnerable to being scored on right after they score. Pundits and psychologists attribute that to overconfidence. Yet in the 2014 Super Bowl, the Seattle Seahawks dominated early and the Denver Broncos looked increasingly disorga ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 18 2014 - 11:51am

Menopause: Women Can Compensate For Estrogen Loss By Playing Team Sports

When women enter menopause, estrogen levels drop and that is linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, but research from  University of Copenhagen’s Centre for Team Sport and Health finds that interval-based team sport can make up for this estro ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 21 2014 - 10:50am

Baseball Pitchers Don't Win More Games Following Tommy John Surgery

Ulnar collateral ligament (UCLR) reconstruction, a common injury for pitchers in Major League Baseball, is often called "Tommy John Surgery" after the New York Yankees pitcher who made it famous, In 1974, Dr. Frank Jobe made medical history when ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 11 2014 - 10:30am

Baseball Pitchers Win More Games Following Tommy John Surgery

Ulnar collateral ligament (UCLR) reconstruction, commonly called "Tommy John Surgery" after the New York Yankees pitcher who made it famous, is a procedure performed on Major League Baseball pitchers after they get a damaged or torn ulnar collat ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 11 2014 - 10:13am

ACL Injuries No Longer End A College Football Career

It used to be that you might see someone walking with some difficulty and they might say 'old football injury'.  That happens less and less, as long as they didn't have a long career as an offensive lineman. The anterior cruciate ligament i ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 15 2014 - 10:04am

Titanium Clubs Implicated In Golf Course Fires

Golfers would rather they not hit a rock with their titanium alloy golf clubs anyway, but now they have a more compelling reason than the cost of buying a new one; they can create sparks that are more than 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit which can ignite dry fol ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 19 2014 - 3:55pm