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Concussion Rate Remains Steady

Recent information collected by the NCAA’s Injury Surveillance Program indicates that the rate of football related concussions has remained steady over an eight-year period,...

Youth Sports Injuries Infographic

Many parents today are questioning whether competitive sports are worth it, when they subject young children to possible serious injury. But while nearly 30 million...

We Need to Listen to Our Young People

Like most kids with raw talent, Eli began his athletic career playing catch in the yard. It was clear from his earliest days he...

IOC holds talks with International Federations in bid to address Rio 2016 concerns

A meeting has taken place in Lausanne between all 28 summer International Federations (IFs), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Rio 2016 in a...

Scale Back Alabama a Success Story at the Academy

The seventh annual Scale Back Alabama contest—a 10-week competition that encourages Alabama citizens to lose weight and improve their overall health—recently came to an...

There’s Dumb luck, and then There’s Just Dumb

The NFL might want to consider adding a new session to its rookie symposium about how to read a standard player contract, that section...

Deer Antler Spray Sold to Athletes by Alabama Gym Owners

Media outlets have been buzzing in the past few days with reports of athletes taking a compound called "deer antler velvet."  This product comes...

Ben Johnson Documentary Raises Questions About the Integrity of Sports

To mark the impending 25th anniversary of the 1988 Seoul Olympic 100-meter final—where as you may recall the winner, Ben Johnson, ran into a...

Even Light Exercise May Improve Thinking in Older Adults?

Even minimal exercise of the body and mind may improve cognitive function in older adults, a new study in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine...

Research: Sports Concussions Linked to Substance Abuse, Suicidal Thoughts

Concussions are connected with substance abuse and suicidal thoughts in adolescents, new research presented at a St. Michael’s Hospital conference on sports-related brain injuries...

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