- 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
- Arm Pain In Young Baseball Players Is Common But Preventable
Arm pain is common among healthy young baseball players, according to a recent survey. Nearly half say they have been encouraged to keep playing despite arm pain, which suggests that more individualized screening is needed to prevent overuse injury in you ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 6 2014 - 1:41pm
- In The NFL, Bandwagon Is Everyone's Second Favorite Team
In the NFL, teams share revenue from national television contracts and to sell local tickets, if a team has not sold at least to a specific threshold, the game is blacked out locally. If enough people are attending, the game is shown to fans in the region ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 9 2014 - 10:00am
- Baseball Offseason Debate: Who Is The Best Left-Handed Player?
Though the World Series is over, baseball never really ends in the modern era. There are MVP announcements, free agency and then the winter meetings. Before we know it, it will be February and pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training in Florida ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 10 2014 - 8:30am
- CrossFit: Pointless Pain Or Elite Fitness?
It’s a known fact that exercise is addictive. But CrossFitters – those who take part in CrossFit’s brutal workouts and stringent diet – are infamous for their fanatical devotion to their fitness philosophy. They can be found doing pull-ups and heavily wei ...
Article - The Conversation - Jan 14 2019 - 1:27pm