The NCAA—Guilty Until Proven Innocent

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is  an organization created by colleges over 100 years ago in an effort to avoid federal government interference...

Salaries rising for new college football coaches

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New head football coaches at major-college programs will be paid an average of nearly 35% more next season than what their predecessors made in...

Alabama Football Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant’s System of Winning

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Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough learned more than football from legendary Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. The coach taught him how to win in...

NCAA Division I Schools at it Again

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An article on this blog a few days ago mentioned that some 125 Division I Schools had petitioned the NCAA to reconsider its August...

All Hail the Coaching Gods

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Who reigns supreme at university campuses? How do these deities lord their power? USA Today sets out on a quest to get answers to these...

The Rocky Road that is Minor League Basketball

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(Editor’s Note.  Readers may remember the American Basketball Association (ABA) that operated between 1967 and 1976 before merging with the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...

Prescription Drugs Number 1 Drug Killer in America

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The Digest recently posted a story about a research study on the increase in the occurrence of knee osteoarthritis among older Americans.  The gist...

Pediatric obesity targeted by CDC

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(Editor’s Note. This article is based on a press release by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  The story has appeared, among other places,...

Concussion Research Can’t Be Ignored

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Ann McKee is a neruopatholigist and a leading brain concussion researcher.  When asked how she’d advise her 19-year-old son if he was offered a...

IOC Working for Gender Equity in the Olympic Movement

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The first Olympic Games of the modern era in 1896 were not open to women. Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the International Olympic...

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