• Legality of Drug Testing for Student-Athletes

    by AB Editors September 1986

    This article originally appeared in the September 1986 issue of AB with the title, “Is Drug Testing Legal?”


    When Len Bias, the sure-bet NBA star of the future, collapsed in his dorm room that grim early morning in June, the cresting tide of support for drug testing of college athletes swelled perceptively.

  • NOCSAE Continues to Improve Safety Standards

    by Voigt R. Hodgson November 1981

     This article originally appeared in the November 1981 issue of AB with the headline, “An Update on NOCSAE Research.”


    The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) has, since its formation in 1969, worked to develop safety standards for athletic equipment, particularly football helmets and other headgear.

    The following is an update on some of NOCSAE’s more recent research and actions.

  • Closing the Schism between Men’s and Women’s Athletics Administration

    by John P. Dratz June 1979


    This article originally appeared in the June 1979 issue of AB with the headline, “Institutions Themselves Must Take the Lead in Remedying their Own Situations.”


    Many colleges and universities are rapidly approaching the crisis stage in their attempts to reconcile the consequences of Title IX legislation and its impact on intercollegiate sports programs for men and women. While recognizing both the seriousness of the issues and the apprehension which impending changes creates, I must conclude that the current situation exists because of a failure on the part of many colleges and universities to deal with what is essentially an intra-institutional management problem.

  • AIAW Advocates Resist ‘Sub’merger with NCAA

    by Kaye Hart and Carol Oglesby March 1979

    This article originally appeared in the March 1979 issue of AB with the headline, “The Time Has Not Yet Come.”Dr. Kaye Hart, director of women's athletics, Temple University   Dr. Carol Ogelsby, associate professor of physical education, Temple University

     John Toner, Athletic Director at the University of Connecticut, in the November and December issues of this publication, proposed a merger of the AIAW and the NCAA. The following is a response by Kaye Hart, AIAW Rules Standards Committee chair, and Carol Oglesby, former AIAW and NAGWS president.

  • Athletic Directors Consider Merger of NCAA and AIAW

    by AB Editors November 1978

    This article originally appeared in the November 1978 issue of AB with the headline, “One Set of Rules for All Student-Athletes.”


    John Toner, athletic director, University of Connecticut, updates his remarks made at the NACDA Convention on the structure of men’s and women’s athletic administration.

    John Toner, University of Connecticut’s athletic director, has a way of getting to the core of a problem in an easy, matter-of-fact manner. This has been, and is, an asset in his emerging role in national collegiate athletic administration.

    Toner believes it’s vital to participate, to contribute. In relatively few years, since he was able to devote full time to his athletic directorship, Toner’s national assignments have been expanding.

    So, at the June National Association Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) meeting in Denver, we asked John for an interview.

  • AIAW Restructures Athlete Recruitment Policy

    by AB Editors April 1978

    This article originally appeared in the April 1978 issue of AB with the headline, “AIAW Delegates Adopt Major Policy Changes.”



    The fifth Annual Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) Delegate Assembly was held January 8th-11th in Atlanta, Georgia. Several changes in policy, regulations and procedures were passed. The new regulations go into effect with the 1978-79 academic year.

  • Helmet Manufacturers Collaborate to Meet New NOCSAE Standard

    by Dr. Voigt Hodgson, Wayne State University April 1978

    This article originally appeared in the April 1978 issue of AB with the headline, “NOCSAE Helmet Tests Are Tougher: Here Are the Steps that Make the Standard Work.”


    The NOCSAE Football Helmet Impact Standard is helping to reduce serious head injuries as evidenced by the steady decline in head injury fatalities depicted in Table I. Fatalities have declined 51 percent in the seven years that NOCSAE has been influencing helmet design and construction. According to the thirty-first annual study of high school football fatalities by the National Federation of State High School Association, there were only three fatal head injuries in the 1977 high school season which, in terms of comparative statistics, is 0.2 per 100,000 players, the lowest recorded numbers since 1945.