Sports Science

The Super Bowl Is Applied Science Everyone Can Understand

There's science going on here, no test tubes or lab coats necessary. USA Today Sports / Reuters By Chad Orzel, Associate Professor of Physics at Union College. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman gets called a lot of things. He calls himself ...

Article - The Conversation - Feb 1 2015 - 9:00am

Walking Football- The Health Benefits Without The Injury

Like sports, want to play into old age without the injury risk? Walking football- or basketball, or lots of other things- might be the answer. Football- soccer in the United States- is running and kicking. If you change the running to walking, the skill is ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 23 2015 - 11:35am

Why Nitrate Supplementation Increases Athletic Performance

Amateur athletes are competitive and they are always looking for an advantage even if it isn't their careers, so it is no surprise that supplement stores are filled with promises of gains. Nitrate supplements, claiming to  improve the efficiency at wh ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 3 2015 - 8:30am

Athletes Do Take Drugs – But Not As Much As The Rest Of Us

An Australian study found certain elite athletes were more at risk of taking drugs than others. Credit: Lee Morley, CC BY-NC-ND There’s a widespread public perception that substance use is rife among Australian athletes. Whenever I tell people I research ...

Article - The Conversation - Mar 5 2015 - 9:00am

How Do You Win A March Madness Bracket? Guess

By Chris Gorski Inside Science Currents Blog-- It's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament time and fans have lots of questions. Will Kentucky win it all and finish the season undefeated? Will one of the "First Four" – the teams that begin t ...

Article - Inside Science - Mar 19 2015 - 8:00am

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