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Aspiring College Football Players Beware: Snake Oil Will Not Cure Every Ailment

Wednesday is the annual day when the current crop of high school senior (and junior college) football players can pledge their love for the...

Oscar Roberson and NCAA: The Big O Says No

In July, 2009 former UCLA basketball star and NBA player Ed O’Bannon filed suit against the NCAA for anti-trust violations stemming from its use...

Are College Athletes Really Indentured Servants?

At one time, the term “corporate athletics” only applied to professional sport. Today, commercialization has not only permeated the collegiate ranks but has filtered...

For Young Athletes, ACL Surgery Could Portend a Lifetime of Pain

Much has been said recently about the impact of sports injuries on older athletes.  This topic can deal with things such as the long-term...

Race Smart to Finish Strong: From the 800 meters to the 5000 Meters

The distances from 800 meters to 5000 meters are today all considered to be middle distance events.  In some ways race pacing and strategy...

Should Student-Athletes Be Paid? Views from Both Sides

A.J. Green of the University of Georgia had to sit out four games at the beginning of the 2010 season because he sold one...

C+ is Not a Passing Grade for Youth Sports Safety

Is a C+ a good grade?  According to the Youth Sports Safety Alliance (YSSA) spearheaded by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Americans are...

Running Up the Score: Is it Ever Acceptable?

Certainly, fans of the professional game pay a lot of money to be entertained.  The often high price of a ticket brings with it...

NFL Backs State Regulations For Youth Concussions

The NFL is helping craft legislation in states around the country that would protect young athletes from the devastating long-term effects of concussions. Omaha Senator...

The 10,000 Hour Rule: “Not for the Faint of Heart or for the Impatient”

Most sport enthusiasts have at least heard of the 10,000 hours of deliberate practice needed to reach the expert level of athletic performance, although...

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