• Baseball Begins New Era of Clock Management

    by news wire services March 2015

    A digital clock with giant red letters counts down from 2 minutes, 25 seconds after the final out of every half-inning. It's part of baseball's new pace of game rules to cut down on the downtime that prolongs games.

  • High-Altitude Training Masks Enter the Fitness Center

    by Erin Negley February 2015

    It's tough to miss Jim and Lori Husser at the gym. He's the one wearing what he calls a Darth Vader mask. She sports a hot-pink mask decorated with flowers. They attract attention and sometimes questions.

  • Nike's LED Court Hosts High School Basketball Games

    by Michael Gaio February 2015

    Nike introduced what it calls "the future of basketball," over the weekend as part of the NBA's All-Star festivities in New York City. In a large tent in Soho, Nike set up a temporary state-of-the-art basketball facility featuring a regulation-size LED basketball court. The court incorporated a fully programmable LED screen to run content and interactive training programs throughout the weekend.

  • School District Employs Heart Rate Monitors in Phys. Ed.

    by Stacey Becker February 2015

    Middle and high school students in the Dubuque Community School District wear assigned straps with a H7 heart-rate sensor around their chest every gym class.

  • Will Flat-Seamed Baseballs Bring More NCAA Offense?

    by Dustin Dopirak Dustin Dopirak covers UT athletics. Follow him at February 2015

    Dave Serrano believes pitchers' lives have become a little too easy in college baseball since the NCAA adopted the bat-ball co-efficient of restitution standard (BBCOR) for its bats beginning with the 2011 season

  • Tech Trumps Play Pace as NCAA Football Rules Priority

    by Wire services February 2015

    Rogers Redding said Monday the use of technology on the sideline will be a focus during committee meetings today and Wednesday. Redding said the conversation about pace of play has been "muted."

  • Under Armour Expands Reach in Fitness Apps

    by Elaine Low, Investor's Business Daily February 2015

    Under Armour signaled with two acquisitions Wednesday that it intends to win the fitness-tracking footrace while also outpacing fourth-quarter expectations with accelerating earnings and revenue gains.

  • Trainer-Applied CPR, AED Saves Life of Nets Scout

    by Tim Bontemps, The New York Post February 2015

    It was a rare occurrence for Jim Sann to be home for a weekend and attend Nets practice Sunday. It also happened to save Sann's life after the team's advance scout collapsed on the practice court at the team's New Jersey practice facility Sunday morning.

  • Honda Center's Video Board to Quadruple in Size

    by Art Marroquin, Staff Writer February 2015

    The final buzzer is about to sound for the Honda Center's aging scoreboard.

  • LED Lighting Will Set Mood in New Vikings Stadium

    by Jessica Lee, Star Tribune January 2015

    An LED system will illuminate the field inside the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, officials announced Wednesday. The lights, from New York-based Ephesus Lighting, have color-tuning technology and lower energy needs than traditional lighting.