Sports Science

One Tommy John Surgery Is Good For Baseball Careers, But A Second...

Ulnar collateral ligament (UCLR) reconstruction surgery, called "Tommy John Surgery" after the New York Yankees pitcher who made it famous in 1974, is now a common procedure for Major League Baseball pitchers after they get a damaged or torn uln ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2015 - 2:44pm

How To Save Formula 1

With the season newly underway, Formula 1’s struggles are already clear to see. The exorbitant costs of competing, combined with uneven profits is especially hurting the chances of survival for smaller teams. In fact, with only ten teams on the grid – dow ...

Article - The Conversation - Mar 28 2015 - 10:01am

High-Intensity Exercise Is Best Before That High Fat Meal

It's not always about burning calories after the fact, sometimes it is better for overall health to plan before that high fat meal. ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 30 2015 - 9:54am

1 Hockey Helmet Gets Best Safety Rating

If you want to be sure you, or your child, is optimizing the chances for safety while playing hockey, one helmet stands alone. The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics at Virginia Tech bought 32 helmets and tested each helmet in four directio ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 30 2015 - 10:05am

High Intensity Exercise Before A Fatty Meal Is Best For Vascular Health

A short burst of intensive exercise before eating a high-fat meal is better for blood vessel function than the currently recommended moderate-intensity exercise, at least in young people. Cardiovascular diseases including heart attacks and stroke are a le ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 5 2015 - 2:06pm

Even Small Amounts Of Vigorous Exercise Reduce Risk Of Early Death

Physical activity, and that means enough to generate some sweat and breathe hard, is key to avoiding an early death, according to an analysis of 204,542 people followed for more than six years. ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 6 2015 - 10:51am

Electrolyte Supplements, Salt Pills, Don't Help Endurance Athletes

It's become a popular idea among endurance athletes that salt consumption during competition will help, but a new study finds no evidence that is true. A small kernel of truth is involved in the belief, the authors write in the the Journal of Sports ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 13 2015 - 5:00pm

How To Make Boxing Safer

The tragic death recently of a young Queensland boxer raised the question of safety in the sport and whether boxing should be banned. Claims that boxing is safer than a number of very popular and well-accepted sports warrant careful scrutiny as they often ...

Article - The Conversation - Apr 14 2015 - 11:00am

Professional Golf: For Most It Is A Lonely Life On A Meager Income

If you just watched the Master's Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, you saw the second-youngest player ever to win. That is a pretty good way for a young man to spend the next year. But for most golfers, like most young baseball players, the reality is ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 16 2015 - 9:25pm

Baseball Social Media Techniques Increase Fan Engagement

Businesses have been expanding their marketing and communication efforts to engage people with their brands through sites such as Facebook and Twitter and they discovered that being open, rather than just engaging in push marketing, helps. ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2015 - 8:30am