Sports Science

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

Bruce Bukiet: 2014 Major League Baseball Projections

NJIT Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences Bruce Bukiet has released his annual Major League Baseball projections and he doesn't say see good things for the Pittsburgh Pirates- the official baseball team of Science 2.0- but at least his favori ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 27 2014 - 3:59pm

Review Finds That Women Who Take Iron Supplements Exercise More

A systematic review in the Journal of Nutrition has associated iron supplements with improved exercise performance of women in child-bearing years. Lead researcher, Dr Sant-Rayn Pasricha from the University of Melbourne School of Population and Global Hea ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 11 2014 - 9:10am

Alcoholism Saps Muscle Strength- Here's Why

In high school and college, your coach told you to avoid alcohol. And for good reason; alcohol saps muscle strength and it's lingering lethargic effects aren't welcome either. The lack of muscle strength really becomes evident when studying long ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 21 2014 - 10:01am

High School Athletes: 2.5 Million Basketball Injuries In 6 Seasons

Basketball is a popular high school sport in the United States with 1 million participants annually. A recently published study by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital is the first to compare and ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2014 - 1:29am