Sports Science

Men's, Women's Tennis Performance Differs By Match Format

Quantitative analysis of the performance of men and women professional tennis players over the past five completed seasons shows for the first time that evidence of inconsistency in women's play is likely attributable to match format (e.g., best of t ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 12 2015 - 8:44am

An Argument For Legalizing Doping In Sports

Despite the glitz and glory of Usain Bolt’s comeback victories and Jessica Ennis-Hill’s heptathlon triumph at the World Championships, 2015 is shaping up as quite the annus horribilis for athletics. ...

Article - The Conversation - Aug 29 2015 - 9:19am

Effectiveness Of Non-Surgical Treatment Of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Patients with spinal stenosis (SS) experienced good short term benefit, lasting from weeks to months, after receiving epidural steroid injections (ESI). These findings, which appear in a letter in the journal Pain Medicine, contradict a previously publish ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 11 2015 - 8:30am

Not Base Runners: Bats And Balls Cause Worst Injuries To Major League Catchers

Contrary to popular belief, the worst injuries baseball catchers face on the field come from errant bats and foul balls, not home-plate collisions with base runners, according to findings of a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University Schoo ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 9 2015 - 5:12pm

Types Of Athletic Training Affect How Brain Communicates With Muscles

Using endurance training or strength and resistance training not only prepares an athlete for different types of sports, they can also change the way the brain and muscles communicate with each other. A University of Kansas study shows that the communicat ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 27 2015 - 7:00am

Prescription Drugs: Let's Kill The Pain, Not The Players

The use of prescription-only painkillers by athletes is hardly new, but debate about their (ab)use in Australia has recently been brought into focus by the emergency hospitalization of South Sydney NRL players Aaron Gray and Dylan Walker, both of whom suf ...

Article - The Conversation - Oct 18 2015 - 11:30am

Soccer Leads To Most ACL Injuries Among Female High School Athletes

A new systematic review and meta-analysis finds the overall rate of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries among high school athletes is significantly higher among females than males- and soccer is the most injury-causing for women.   ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 28 2015 - 7:00am

25 Percent Of Achilles Tendon Ruptures Missed- But Surgery Not Needed Often Anyway

Achilles tendon disorders are both common and misdiagnosed, with about 25 percent of ruptures missed during initial examination. ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 5 2015 - 7:30am

You Knew This: Exercise Linked To Lower Odds Of Obesity

Standing for at least one-quarter of the day has been linked to lower odds of obesity, finds a new survey in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. But don't tell all those waitresses with sore backs and varicose veins. ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 5 2015 - 4:06pm

How Cheerleading Can Challenge Gender Stereotypes

When you think of cheerleaders, and skimpy outfits, you probably do not consider them as being on the front lines of challenging stereotypes. But they are. No one is a professional cheerleader, instead they are scientists, engineers and just about any oth ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 4 2015 - 10:48am