Sports Science

Golf Science: Making Divot Resistant Grass

Golf is a good walk spoiled, according to both proponents and detractors.  It isn't just the outrageously fickle game that takes abuse, the golf courses, known for their calm scenic views and precise grass patterns, get hammered every day as well.   ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 10 2011 - 7:20pm

Sports Fans Are Smarter Than They Think

When was the last time you listened to a sporting event on the radio? If given a choice between watching the game on a big screen HD or turning on the AM radio, most of us would probably choose the visual sensation of television. But, for a moment, think a ...

Article - Dan Peterson - Aug 14 2011 - 10:05am

Artificial Intelligence Gets Some Help From Football Players

Just what computer scientists want- dumb jocks getting all of the credit for artificial intelligence. Or maybe computer scientists are simply letting football players think they matter, and they are really just data. For artificial intelligence to get out ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 18 2011 - 5:56pm

Ohio State And Miami Football Scandals Highlight Coaching Research

Former Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel seemed to be a role model for achieving on-field success with a high level of character.  Two-time National Coach of the Year, Larry Coker and former player Randy Shannon also were thought to provide moral ...

Article - Dan Peterson - Aug 22 2011 - 11:12am

Moneyball Goes To Hollywood And Beyond

Most baseball general managers live in obscurity most of their careers.  Its their first hire, the manager, that usually gets the red hot spotlight, after every win and loss, second-guessed by reporters with recorders and then later by fans.  The GM puts t ...

Article - Dan Peterson - Aug 25 2011 - 10:22am

Drinking Too Much Water: Anti-Science Beliefs In Runners

Almost half of recreational runners drink too much fluid during races, showing m any athletes hold unscientific views regarding the benefits of different hydration practices. Expert guidelines recommend runners drink only when thirsty but a recent Loyola s ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 6 2011 - 11:36am

Concussions In Football: Who Takes The Most Hits, And Who Takes The Hardest

In football, if you are a lineman, you are going to give and take a lot of hits- but running backs really get punished.   ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 7 2011 - 4:31pm

Major League Baseball Umpires Are Racist, Says Economist

The highest paid player in baseball has the last name "Rodriguez" and 3 of the top 10 highest paid players in major league baseball are black- but major league umpires are racist, argues Johan Sulaeman, a financial economist at Southern Methodist ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 9 2012 - 9:34pm

Research Shows Beer Runs Are Good For You

Here’s a question for your buddies at the next golf outing or bowling league night: Are we more active because we drink more or do we drink more because we’re more active? Recent research showed that there is a correlation between the two, but could not of ...

Article - Dan Peterson - Apr 3 2015 - 5:34pm

Your Pre-Exercise Heart Rate May Signal A Sudden Cardiac Attack

Many people exercise to improve the health of their hearts. Now, researchers have found a link between your heart rate just before and during exercise and your chances of a future heart attack. Just the thought of exercise raises your heart rate. The new s ...

Article - Dan Peterson - Sep 17 2011 - 10:08pm