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Current drug policy in sports: issues and dilemmas

The detection of drugs has a significant impact on athletes, and the detection organization called World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has been set up for...

Nightengale: Jon Lester Hopes to End Cubs’ 108-Year World Series ‘Curse’

Jon Lester and his wife, sitting around the kitchen table recently, turned the conversation to the Chicago Cubs’ upcoming postseason, and Farrah had a...

The NCAA Probation Hall of Shame

Since the current NCAA enforcement mechanism was created in 1952 there have been some 618 teams penalized in a variety of sports.  Things peaked...

2016 is the Year of the Underdog

It is only early November, but 2016 will go down as the year of the underdog in sports. Here are some of the moments...

Athletic Trainers are Professionals Too

Although athletic training has been around since the 1960s, many people still do not know anything about the profession.  However, in recent years, the...

Periodization for Coaching Distance Runners—Timing is the Key to Training

(Editor’s Note.  How hard and how often to train are issues that concern both serious and recreational runners.  Dr. Buns is an experienced runner...

Where Will Tony Romo End Up?

In 1925, New York Yankees first baseman Wally Pipp asked to sit out of the starting lineup due to a severe headache. Rookie Lou...

The Pay Gap Grows Between Men and Women Coaches

An interesting but often overlooked area that is covered by Title IX legislation entails equitable pay of the coaches of men’s and women’s athletics...

The Impact of Athletics on Academics

The obesity epidemic has generated notable interest, as reflected in the First Lady’s Let’s Move initiative, which focuses on providing information so “...families, schools...

The First Domino: Why the Detroit Red Wings Playoff Streak Must End

In a year that can be summed up as a year of incredible loss, I would quickly like to say Rest in Peace to...

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