• 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.

  • 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.