Law & Policy: Drugs & Alcohol
Prep Athlete Plays Designated Driver, Gets Suspended
by Michael Gaio October 2013
A high school volleyball player in Massachusetts has been suspended for five games and stripped of her status as team captain for doing something most of us would consider a good deed.
Is There a Steroid Problem in Military Fitness Centers?
by John Agoglia September 2013
Like other athletes, the pressure to perform better has some military members turning to performance enhancing drugs.
'Keg Race' Led Cornell to Nix Men's Fall Lax Season
by Paul Steinbach September 2013
Monday marked the beginning of National Hazing Prevention Week. The day also brought word that a Cornell University investigation into alleged hazing activity within its men's lacrosse program concluded that upperclassmen had coerced freshmen into drinking beer as part of a "keg race," which resulted in several players vomiting.
Hazing Leads Skidmore to Cancel Spring Soccer Season
by Paul Steinbach February 2013
Skidmore College officials informed the school's men's soccer team Thursday that its spring schedule had been cancelled following an investigation into an off-campus hazing incident last fall.
NFL to Players: Pot Now Legal for Some, But Don't Smoke It
by Michael Popke — AB Managing Editor November 2012
Just because recreational marijuana is now legal in Colorado and Washington - thanks to voters approving constitutional amendments in those states Tuesday - doesn't mean NFL players can smoke it.
'Life of an Athlete' Helps Kids Make Smart Choices
by Michael Popke October 2011
On the final Saturday night in September, a group of student-athletes from Sun Prairie (Wis.) High School hosted the first all-school "dry party" - three hours of open gym and swim, inflatable jousting, plenty of pizza and college football on TV in the commons, with members of the football, soccer, volleyball and dance booster clubs donating their time and resources.
Evidence Suggests Marijuana Use Is Up Among College Student-Athletes
by Paul Steinbach July 2011
In June, federal prosecutors in Alexandria, Va., snuffed out a $2 million drug trafficking ring that allegedly recruited student-athletes to market California-grown marijuana on college campuses in Virginia and 10 other states.
Selling Alcohol to Fight Alcohol Abuse
by Paul Steinbach May 2011
Oliver Luck says he wasn't particularly cognizant of the drinking culture surrounding West Virginia University football games 30 years ago when he quarterbacked the Mountaineers.
AP: Testing for PEDs Inconsistent at College Level
by Paul Steinbach March 2011
The Associated Press has reviewed the policies for performance-enhancing drug testing at 51 American colleges and universities, as well as those of the NCAA and individual conferences, and found little consistency tying them together. School policies vary widely, and while some conferences augment the NCAA's umbrella drug-testing program, others offer nothing in addition to the association's efforts to test athletes on campus and at its own sanctioned events.
Blog: In Search of a New St. Patrick's Day Tradition
by Mary Helen Sprecher March 2011
St. Patrick's Day is on the horizon, meaning that soon, a huge number of people will feel compelled to immerse themselves in what they fervently believe is a great example of the Irish culture.