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July 7, 2016

Study: Athletes don’t see initiation rituals as hazing

Team initiation activities are often recognized publicly as bullying or hazing, but most athletes don't see it that way, researchers say. According to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, researchers reviewed PubMed, Google Scholar, ...


June 14, 2016

Poll: Coaches split on running as punishment for athletes

In May, Coach & Athletic Director asked readers whether they believe that running — suicides, laps, etc. — is an effective form of punishment for athletes. Here are the results of the poll along with some comments from coaches. • I feel...


June 9, 2016

Pro athletes discuss how sleep is critical to performance

[caption id="attachment_16009" align="alignleft" width="229"] NBA star Kevin Durant is one of many pro athletes who believe sleep is critical to performance and recovery. | Photo: Keith Allison[/caption] Never underestimate the power of sleep, esp...


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March 15, 2016

Study: Age difference not a factor in concussion recovery

From the National Athletic Trainers' Association At the seventh Youth Sports Safety Summit on Tuesday, leading health care experts released a new study — “Age Differences in Recovery After Sport-Related Concussion: A Comparison of High School...


January 25, 2016

NCAA survey finds many athletes regret specialization

Among the findings in this year's NCAA GOALS study was that many college student-athletes regret specializing in a single sport when they were younger. Results from the 2015 GOALS Study of the Student-Athlete Experience were revealed at this year'...


October 9, 2015

What’s causing the decline of female coaches?

Participation in girls sports has climbed all but six years since the implementation of Title IX in 1972, but it hasn't been matched by the number of female coaches. [caption id="attachment_14264" align="alignleft" width="238"] Participation in gi...


September 2, 2015

K-State students required to sign sportsmanship pledge

Kansas State students will be required to sign a sportsmanship pledge before picking up season tickets for this year's sporting events. [caption id="attachment_11060" align="alignright" width="352"] Kansas State fans storm the court after beating ...


August 19, 2015

Survey: How do you choose your captains?

What's the best method for choosing captains for your athletic programs? High school and college teams have a variety of methods for choosing their team leaders, so we asked readers in July whether the decisions were left to coaches or players. He...