Sports Science

As Sports Fans, Let’s Look at Performance-Enhancing Drugs

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, recently published  a review  discussing drug abuse in athletes. Drug abuse occurs in almost all sports and at most levels of teen and adult com ...

Blog Post - Richard Taite - Sep 16 2014 - 8:16pm

The Upcoming Revised NFL Drug Use Policy

The NFL is putting the final touches on a new drug policy.This new policy, which is the first major update since the last policy in 2010, is between the NFL Players Association and the NFL. The significant changes are with regard to HGH (Human Growth Hormo ...

Blog Post - Richard Taite - Sep 24 2014 - 8:53am

Most College Athletes Return To Play After ACL Surgery

A new study by researchers found that the majority of players were able to return to play after having knee surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. But age matters. athletes who had ACL surgery when they were in high school or younge ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 24 2014 - 9:07am

Uncharted Passion, Disrupted Hormones And Weird Superstitions – The Life Of A Football Fan

Australian Football League. Credit: Deirdre/Flickr By Steve Ellen, Monash University It’s Grand Final season – it might seem that nothing else matters about now. Writing about the psychology of football is like writing about the psychology of love. A fool ...

Article - The Conversation - Sep 24 2014 - 9:20pm

Team Pressure, Different Rules, Mental Hell – Why The Ryder Cup Is Not Just Another Golf Major

Phil Mickelson tees off at Gleneagles. Credit: EPA By Tony Westbury, Edinburgh Napier University Medinah Country Club, Chicago, Ryder Cup 2012. There were six short feet between Martin Kaymer and the 18th hole. This was the moment. No other player, no spe ...

Article - The Conversation - Sep 26 2014 - 6:01pm

Hamstring Tester May Keep More Athletes On The Field

Can hamstring injury be predicted?  Hamstring strains account for most non-contact injuries in Australian rules football, football and rugby union, as well as track events like sprinting, and a team led by Dr. Anthony Shield, from Queensland University of ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 29 2014 - 3:30pm

Brain Injury In Sport Is An Unfolding Tragedy – We're Only Now Starting To Count The Cost

Dave ‘Bear’ Duerson, 22, in action. Credit: PA By Jordan Gaines Lewis, Penn State College of Medicine Ah, football. The great American pastime. The freshly cut grass and crisply-painted yard lines. The sound of helmets clashing in an epic stack of large m ...

Article - The Conversation - Sep 30 2014 - 3:58pm

Lift Weights, Boost Memory

If you need another good reason to hit the gym, a new study finds it can improve memory. Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have found that an intense workout of as little as 20 minutes can enhance episodic memory, also known as long-term memory ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 1 2014 - 11:09am

Men Are More Competitive Runners, Women Are More Social

There are lots of distance runners in the United States, there is no real gender gap about participation. But there is when it comes to competition, the difference is there. A new paper in Evolutionary Psychology says that, on average, American men partic ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 7 2014 - 2:01pm

Does Flopping Work In Basketball?

In the United States, professional basketball, the NBA, opens its regular season tonight. That means at this time tomorrow there will be talk that some player 'flopped'- fell on the ground to draw a foul and get a chance at a free basket. A new ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 28 2014 - 3:21pm