Law & Policy: Drugs & Alcohol
- NFL Clears Manning in HGH Investigation
by Dayton Daily News July 2016
Former QB Peyton Manning and his wife were cleared by the NFL in a probe of human growth hormones and other illegal substances.
- Anti-Doping Leaders Petition IOC Boss to Ban Russia
by Christine Brennan July 2016
Pressure intensified Wednesday on the International Olympic Committee in the midst of one of the largest sports doping scandals ever when anti-doping leaders from 14 nations called upon IOC President Thomas Bach to ban Russia's Olympic committee and its athletes from the upcoming Rio Games.
- Opinion: State-Sponsored Doping Must Result in Ban
by Christine Brennan July 2016
Russian summer sports are dirty to their core, according to an independent World Anti-Doping Agency report issued Monday by Canadian attorney Richard McLaren. Russia just won the gold medal for doping: systemic, long-term, state-sponsored doping. This is Lance Armstrong times 100. Perhaps 1,000. The McLaren Report says Russia and its athletes are not to be trusted, that instead of promoting clean sport, as Russia signed on to do as a major player in the Olympic world, it has become the new East Germany.
- Marshall to Expand Football Game Sales of Beer, Wine
by Jake Jarvis July 2016
Fans with premium seats at Marshall University football games have been able to buy and drink alcohol for about 10 years, but a policy change Tuesday by the school's Board of Governors expanded the area where beer and wine can be purchased. Expanded alcohol sales is just one way the university sees to beef up its revenue.
- MLB Commish: Baseball's Drug Testing Best in Sports
by David Lennon July 2016
The day after Giancarlo Stanton's personal fireworks display lit up Petco Park in the Home Run Derby, commissioner Rob Manfred faced a volley of questions about Major League Baseball's sudden power surge, and what might be behind it. Stanton is one of the strongest players in the sport, at a chiseled 6-6, 245 pounds, and seeing him launch long drives over 450 feet is nothing new. But league-wide, teams are mashing home runs with much more frequency this season, one every 30.7 at-bats, down from 34.9 a year ago and 40.7 in 2014.
- Opinion: Beer Sales at Pitt Games All About the Money
by Paul Zeise July 2016
Pitt announced last week that there will be beer sales stadium-wide at Heinz Field for football games starting this fall. Some people have been outraged; my only question is this: What the heck took them so long?
- Penn State Pushes for Liquor License
by Jason Scott February 2016
Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour has reportedly asked the Board of Trustees to approve increased alcohol sales at on-campus athletic venues.
- Understanding the Ultimate Risks of Teenage Steroid Use
by Paul Steinbach January 2016
This article appeared in the January/February issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.
The signs of steroid use were there. Taylor Hooton had put on 30 pounds of muscle in less than three months.
- The AB Extra: July 31
by Laura Godlewski July 2015
In this week's AB Extra, you'll find news about PED testing at e-sport competitions, a cooling mask for athletes designed by Nike and a mouth guard made by a former NFL player that gives real time data on players' hydration and heat levels.
- U. of Maryland Approves Beer Sales Trial Run
by Laura Godlewski June 2015
The University of Maryland approved a trial plan that will allow the school to sell beer and wine at football games, as well as at other sporting venues starting in the fall.