Sports Science

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

Did Some Baseball Stars Get Favorable TV Coverage In Steroid Controversy?

Retired baseball stars Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro each have Hall of Fame-worthy numbers, more than 500 home runs. ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 21 2014 - 1:35pm

Endurance Training Impacts Muscle Epigenetics In Small Study

Epigenetics has gotten new life 200 years after it was first postulated- it is temporary biochemical changes in the genome, caused by various forms of environmental impact that can be permanent and even passed down to future generations, basically an upda ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 9 2014 - 10:59am

In Test Cricket, Still Bet On The Home Team

Are umpires biased? There has been sociological woo produced trying to prove they are racist in baseball but a paper has found that if a cricket team has home umpires, some bias does get introduced, at least in Test cricket, the longest form of the sport. ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 15 2014 - 1:33pm

Sports Math: Using A Cricket Nightwatchman Is A Bad Idea

Nightwatchman Nathan Lyon bowled by Mohammed Sharmi last week. AAP/ David Mariuz By Tim Trudgian, Australian National University Imagine you are captain of the national cricket team. With 20 minutes left in day one of a test match, your top-order batsman ...

Article - The Conversation - Dec 17 2014 - 10:30pm

Juicing: Does Beet Juice Help With Exercise?

Beet juice is a fad in sports optimization because it is rich in nitrates, but does it work?  It has some value, though it does not enhance muscle blood flow or vascular dilation during exercise, as commonly claimed. It does "de-stiffen" blood v ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 19 2015 - 4:00pm

Football Physics: The Science Of Deflategate

The Patriots ran away with the AFC Championship. What did deflated footballs have to do with it? USA Today Sports / Reuters By Chad Orzel, Union College ...

Article - The Conversation - Jan 22 2015 - 4:30pm