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Athletes Say Snowboarding Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

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It is a rare occurrence when athletes call a halt to an event on the eve of the competition.  Yet that is exactly what...

Doping with Deer Antlers

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Recently Yahoo! Sports published an article titled “Deer antlers?” (yes, deer antlers) by Dan Wetzel, This article discussed the supplement deer antler velvet and...

Class is in Session: Let the Fun Begin

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The annual game of musical chairs as played by NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) football programs seems to have ground to a halt for...

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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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