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marijuana
July 6, 2021

Why the World Anti-Doping Agency Bans Marijuana

U.S. Olympic favorite Sha'Charri Richardson made headlines recently after her disqualification and suspension from the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics for using marijuana. In June, Richardson, 21, won the women's 100-meter at the U.S. Olympic Track &am...


safe
June 30, 2021

3 Questions To Ask To Help Keep Athletes Safe

Keeping student-athletes safe is not solely the job of the athletic trainer and/or the coach. It is a collaborative effort of the athletic trainer, coach and his/her staff, athletic administrations, referees, parents and spectators. Maintaining a ...


nc state
June 28, 2021

Social Media Reacts to NC State & NCAA’s Dismissal

Over the weekend, the NCAA awarded the Vanderbilt baseball team a trip to the College World Series finals after declaring its game against NC State a no-contest due to Wolfpack players testing positive for COVID-19. On Saturday, June...


spectators
June 24, 2021

Study: Lack of Spectators Affected Male & Female Athletes Differently

Without an audience, men run slower and women faster. The lack of spectators during the coronavirus pandemic appears to have had a noticeable effect on the performance of athletes at the 2020 Biathlon World Cup, a new study by Martin Luther Univer...


trainers
June 22, 2021

Between the Lines: Thank You, Athletic Trainers

Since midway through 2020, we’ve looked at our healthcare workers in a different light. Doctors, nurses, first responders, hospice care workers — all of whom work in high-stress situations on a daily basis — were pushed to their limits with the...


mixed-reality sports
June 21, 2021

Study Dives into Motivations of People Using Mixed-Reality Sports

New technologies allow users to do things like racing their real bikes against other real people in a virtual world, and a new study outlines what motivates people to use these mix-reality sports platforms. The findings offer insights for future iter...


flexpro grip
June 21, 2021

FlexPro Grip Helps Pitchers’ Health, Spin Rate, & Command

Whether you are 10 years old or a major league pitcher, FlexPro Grip will allow you to optimally target, strengthen, and improve the neuromuscular control of the muscles and tendons from your fingertips through your elbow to help you throw harder, gi...


June 21, 2021

Colorado Athletics, UCHealth Strengthen Facilities Partnership

Colorado University Athletics and its longtime partner UCHealth are expanding their collaboration with the goal of improving the overall health and wellness of students, athletes, and the public. As part of a new long-term agreement, the University o...


concussions
June 15, 2021

Saliva-Based Concussion Tests: Another Factor in Diagnosis?

For all the advancements made with the management of athletes’ injuries, concussions still remain a complicated matter for everyone involved. Identifying the long-term side effects has impacted the way everyone approaches them, but there’s still ...


heat
June 14, 2021

5 Tips to Freeze Heat-Related Illnesses

Two decades after the tragic training camp death of Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl offensive lineman Korey Stringer, prevailing attitudes toward heat illness have shifted dramatically. But even 11 years after the Korey Stringer Institute was formed to...