• 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

  • Sporting Events and Booze a Volatile Mix

    by Paul Steinbach September 2004

    Sporting events and alcohol can make for a volatile mix unless management strategies exist to ensure the safety of all in attendance

  • How Tailgating Policies Help Schools Control Game Day Alcohol Abuse

    by Paul Steinbach August 2003

    Whenever Louisiana State University's football schedule produces a marquee Southeastern Conference matchup, at least 100,000 people roll into Baton Rouge to make the scene — the invasion beginning Thursday and lasting all weekend. Tiger Stadium (capacity: 91,600) has managed to squeeze no more than 92,141 fans through its gates (vs. Auburn in 2001), meaning that on most fall Saturdays, upwards of 10,000 fans descend on Death Valley only to park their vehicles and party — the time-honored autumn ritual known nationwide as tailgating. Once there, according to research commissioned by the LSU athletic department, the average tailgater logs 10 hours behind his or her wheels. "Our fans come the earliest, stay the latest and make a real Mardi Gras out of the football game," says LSU athletic director Skip Bertman.

  • Use of Nutritional Supplements Among Young Athletes Getting Harder to Swallow

    by Michael Popke December 2000

    Although currently legal, the use of nutritional supplements among young athletes is getting harder for some sports administrators to swallow.

  • Getting Serious About Steroids

    by Ron Heitzinger September 1987

    Although used by a relatively small number of athletes in select sports, the health risks posed by anabolic steroids have prompted intensified efforts to halt their use

    Nearly everyone agrees that anabolic steroid use by athletes is a problem, though not everyone agrees on the seriousness of the dilemma.

  • 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.