Sports Science

Build More Muscle By Eating More Mustard

A recent study fed rats homobrassinolide, found in the mustard plant, which produced an anabolic effect, and increased appetite and muscle mass, as well as the number and size of muscle fibers.   So maybe you can get ripped by gardening a little more.  Ho ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 29 2011 - 11:30am

Baseball Blasphemy? Pitching Is Only 25 Percent Of Team Success

Cornelius McGillicuddy, Sr., better known as Connie Mack, once said that pitching is 75 percent of baseball.  He was speaking from experience, not data, and looks can be deceiving, as people who think a curve ball move two feet can attest, but science is ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 29 2011 - 3:55pm

Bosman Rule Foreign Immigration: The Positive Impact

In the 1990s, under the guise of wage protectionism, the Clinton administration got legislation passed that made it far more difficult for immigrants to get a work visa.  The concern was that a foreign worker would work in the US for less.  Result overall: ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 3 2011 - 10:52am

Mastering Chess: Talent Or Practice?

Why do some people, chess players or musicians, practice less but attain more? ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 26 2011 - 5:01am

Old School: Leatherhead Football Helmets Worked As Well As Modern Ones

Old-fashioned 'leatherhead' football helmets from the early 1900s were as effective, and sometimes better, than modern football helmets- at least when it comes to injuries during routine, game-like collisions. The study in the Journal of Neurosu ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 6 2011 - 6:00am

Olympic Villages: Public Good Works Or Wasted Spending?

Nearly anything can be rationalized if the value is subscribed to an intangible like 'good will.'  The Olympic Games are big business and generate substantial amounts of revenue for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) through lucrative tele ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 22 2011 - 1:53pm

Muscle Fatigue May Be In Your Head

Research on muscle fatigue has largely been confined to the muscle itself. That makes sense, where there is burn, there is fire.  But motivation and will power turns out to have a greater impact on muscle fatigue than previously believed, according to a jo ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 5 2011 - 11:34am

How To Predict College Football Games

The inaugural season of intercollegiate football took place in 1869. It consisted of two games: Rutgers played Princeton, and then a week later, they played again. Each team won once, so the “national championship” (awarded retroactively) was split. And d ...

Article - Dan Gillick - Dec 31 2011 - 1:48am

Soccer Deaths And Football Bets: The Behavioral Economics Of Fan Violence

As you know, 74 people were killed this Wednesday when Egyptian soccer fans stampeded into a bottleneck after a 3-1 hometown upset win. While certainly tragic, it’s far from irrational: it turns out the behavioral economics were stacked against them. Take ...

Article - Garth Sundem - Feb 3 2012 - 3:59pm

San Jose Earthquakes And Aurasma Kick Off First U.S. Augmented Reality Sports Promotion

SAN FRANCISCO, March 8, 2012- The San Jose Earthquakes and Aurasma, the world's leading augmented reality platform, have partnered to transform the team's 2012 logo and promotional materials into cross-media experiences that will draw fans close ...

Article - Anna Ohlden - Mar 10 2012 - 7:08pm