Sports Science

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

Youth Baseball: Take The Bat, Leave The Candy At Home

Nothing is more antithetical to baseball culture than apple slices and kale chips- fans want crackerjack and beer and hot dogs. For events, that's okay, but it is also a recurring part of youth sports, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 24 2014 - 12:25pm

Storing Doping Samples For 10 Years Will Stop Sports Cheats

It's believed that cheats are always a step ahead of testing. But if blood samples were stored longer- 10 years- the 'biological' profiles of athletes would be around long enough for testing to catch up. And much wider use should be made of ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 25 2014 - 2:30am

Soy-Dairy Protein Blend Increases Muscle Mass

A new study finds benefits to consuming a blend of soy and dairy proteins after resistance exercise for building muscle mass. The researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch found that using a protein blend of soy, casein and whey post-workout ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 25 2014 - 11:54am

Potentially Unnecessary Radiation From CT Scans After Suspected Sports-Related Injury

Utah youth with suspected sports-related head injuries visit emergency rooms far more often since the state's concussion law passed in 2011, and with that boost in defensive medicine came a rise in head CT scans-- leading to potentially unnecessary r ...

Article - News Staff - May 5 2014 - 10:31am

Why Do Some Athletes 'Choke'?

A new study finds that anxiety about a competitive situation makes even the most physically active of us more likely to slip-up. ...

Article - News Staff - May 8 2014 - 8:17am

Start Endurance Training Now- But It's Never Too Late

A study of healthy senior men has found that endurance exercise confers benefits on the heart irrespective of the age at which they began training. The report by David Matelot, from the Inserm 1099 unit in Rennes at the EuroPRevent congress 2014 in Amster ...

Article - News Staff - May 9 2014 - 6:26pm