Law & Policy: Drugs & Alcohol
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.
Tailgating Causes Trouble at Reliant Park
by Andrew Cohen October 2010
The game-day tradition of tailgating by fans without tickets is a problem for the Houston Texans.
Athlete Suspended for HGH Dead in Apparent Suicide
by Michael Popke September 2010
Former Great Britain rugby league player Terry Newton, who in February became the first athlete in the world suspended for testing positive for human growth hormone, was found dead at his home in England on Sunday afternoon. The British Broadcasting Company reports that Newton, in the midst of a two-year suspension by the United Kingdom Anti-Doping Agency, hung himself.
Another Case of School Colors Gone Wrong
by Andrew Cohen September 2009
We all know that universities are far cozier with beer companies than educators of underage drinkers probably ought to be. It's tough, though, when part of your educational mission is to send your boys out onto the gridiron in front of 70,000 paying fans who, let's face it, have been known to - on occasion - pop open a few beers in the parking lot beforehand. So, let's give props to the University of Wisconsin athletic department for "taking one for the team" (in the words of Vince Sweeney, the school's vice chancellor for university relations) by battle against binge drinking by UW sports fans.
Schools Seek New Ways to Combat Student-Athlete Alcohol Abuse
by Paul Steinbach August 2009
A parade of off-season DUI offenses has schools seeking new ways to combat student-athlete alcohol abuse.
Success of High School Athlete Drug Testing Still Unknown
by Michael Popke March 2009
Is testing high school student-athletes for drugs really working?
Hawkers More Likely than Concessions Stand Workers to Sell Alcohol to Minors
by Paul Steinbach September 2008
New research suggests stadium hawkers are more likely than concessions workers to sell alcohol to minors and impaired individuals.
One on One: Roger Tobin Studies Steroids' Effects on Home Run Stats
by Paul Steinbach October 2007
Professor Tobin uses physics modeling to study the effects of steroid usage on home run results.
Division III Institutions Sign On to NCAA Drug Testing Program
by Paul Steinbach April 2007
Division III colleges and universities sign up for the NCAA's pilot program of year-round drug testing.
Coach's Alcohol Policy Backfires
by Michael Popke December 2004
One coach's alcohol policy backfires, prompting more questions than answers