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...

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...

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...

Plan to Pay NCAA Student-Athletes in Works

While college football fans wait for Boise State, Air Force, Navy, Central Florida and a bunch of other schools to accept an invitation from...

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...

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...

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...

Hail to the Whippets!

A few weeks ago, I was honored to attend the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Mobile County School’s (MCTS) last undefeated state champion football...

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...

Paying College Athletes is Not Acceptable

.   In response to Dr. Boyce Watkins recent diatribe (“The Madness of Not Paying College Athletes”) indicating that college athletes should be paid because they...

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