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creatine
June 10, 2021

5 Things You Need to Know About Creatine

Creatine has been misunderstood and seems to be categorized as “bro-science” or “big muscles.” Keep in mind that creatine is produced in the body and stored in the muscle, and 95 percent of the body’s creatine is stored in the muscle. Creat...


difficult
June 7, 2021

Iron Sharpens Iron: Difficult Beyond Comprehension

Times are certainly difficult. How about that for the understatement of the year? With a pandemic, racial tensions, and social injustice in the headlines for months on end, it seems as though the whole world is sitting on a proverbial powder keg.  ...


occupational
June 7, 2021

Why ATCs Are a Good Fit For Occupational Therapy

There is no denying the wide array of things an athletic trainer has to know in order to do his or her job correctly. Simply put, they are the jack-of-all-trades of the sports medicine industry. A recent article from the Center of Occupational ...


sports drinks
June 7, 2021

The Color of Sports Drinks May Keep You Running Faster & Longer

According to a recent study, there may be a connection between motivation and the color of sports drinks we choose to consume. The study, published in Frontiers of Nutrition and shared through TheBeet.com, found that pink sports drinks increase...


masks
June 1, 2021

IHSA Survey: 3% of Student-Athlete COVID Cases Due to Sports

A recent survey from the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) shows only three percent of COVID-19 cases found in student-athletes stemmed from athletics. The survey drew from more than 1,400 responses across 10 different sports, and showed the...


thermometer
June 1, 2021

Thermometer of the Future May Make Sporting Events Safer

American scientist and inventor, Dr. Jacob Gitman has received approval on a patent for his Thermometer of the Future, potentially solving the issues around measuring temperatures while social distancing – perfect for all people working in security...


illini
May 26, 2021

Illini Athletic Administrators Reflect on Past Year

Randy Ballard is the associate director of athletics for the University of Illinois. Jeremy Busch is the assistant athletic director of sports medicine for the university and also serves as the head athletic trainer for the Illini football team. I...


edsall
May 26, 2021

UConn Sports Medicine Adds Foot & Ankle Program

With backgrounds in athletics and 25 years in private practice, married podiatrists Drs. Karla and Michael Scanlon joined the Foot and Ankle Program at UConn Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in February 2020, seeing patients in Storrs and Willi...


disadvantaged
May 24, 2021

Study: Sports Help Disadvantaged Kids in School

According to a recent study in England, disadvantaged children experience stronger benefits from sports than their more affluent counterparts. The long-term study, entitled Investigation of the Associations Between Physical Activity, Self-Regulati...


gophers
May 21, 2021

Former Gophers Football Employee Raises Coaching Concerns

A former University of Minnesota Golden Gophers staffer has spoken out against current head coach P.J. Fleck and garnered the attention of the National College Players Association (NCPA). The whistleblower, described by WCCO CBS-Minnesota as a for...