The History of the Olympics Brought to Life

(Editor’s Note.   The Digest occasionally posts pieces that are a little different from the commentary normally posted.  This article is a book review of...

Stadium Evacuations Spotlight the Importance of Risk Management

Bucking their reputation for undying loyalty to Fighting Irish football, Notre Dame’s students left the stadium early on Saturday, September 3rd.  It had nothing...

A Sport Fails in the Most Important Category: Integrity

College football, in all its seedy glory, has returned. What I find amazing about the sport is that fans watch the games, knowing all...

Presidential Proclamation — National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

(Editor’s Note. The following statement was released for distribution by the White House on August 21, 2011.  The Sport Digest frequently runs pieces dealing...

Count to Ten Before Speaking

Eloquently put, in 2005, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, stated, “Sport, used wisely, brings people together, regardless of their ethnic and social...

The Odd Couple: When College Admissions and Athletics Collide

From the looks of it, the beginning of a new academic year will be forever married to the start of the college football season. ...

Concussion Research Can’t Be Ignored

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...

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...

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...

Is it So Hot Outside that the Kids Have to Stay Indoors?

Exercising in hot weather used to be considered more dangerous for kids than adults.  Doctors felt that children’s bodies could not heat stress as...

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