1. NFL Scouting Combine Not a Good Predictor of Draft Pick Success

    Every April, general managers and head coaches fear that their NFL Draft selection of "can't miss" college players may end up being added to the long list of past multi-million dollar draft mistakes...

    Dan Peterson Written by Dan Peterson about almost 6 years ago 231 reads 0 comments

  2. NBA Teams Win With Ethnic Diversity

    When the National Basketball Association Conference Finals tip off later this week, four teams will test their level of cooperation, unselfishness and teamwork. One issue that apparently will not get in their way is diversity...

    Dan Peterson Written by Dan Peterson about almost 6 years ago 405 reads 1 comments

  3. Tiger's Brain Is Bigger Than Ours

    As Tiger Woods heads to Sawgrass for The Players Championship this weekend, mortal golfers wonder what's inside his head that keeps him winning. Well, chances are his brain actually has more gray matter than the average weekend duffer...

    Dan Peterson Written by Dan Peterson about almost 6 years ago 231 reads 0 comments

  4. Catching Fly Balls Is a Lot Like Rocket Science

    Every Little League outfielder knows the feeling. With the crack of the bat, you see the ball jump into the air. You take a few quick steps forward...

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  5. Runners Pace Themselves into the Zone

    Most regular runners can tell you when they reach that perfect equilibrium of speed and comfort: the legs are loose, the heart is pumping, and it feels like you could run at this pace forever...

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  6. The Cognitive Benefits of Being a Sports Fan

    As seen on Sports Are 80 Percent Mental When was the last time you listened to a sporting event on the radio? If given a choice between watching the game on a big screen HD or turning ...

    Dan Peterson Written by Dan Peterson about almost 6 years ago 254 reads 1 comments

  7. Designing the Connected Stadium 2.0

    Whether you are watching your favorite team play from your home, at the sports bar or among 50,000 screaming fans at the stadium, each environment will give you a different experience...

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  8. Exercise Wins Again

    It just seems too good to be true. Study after research study consistently promoting the endless benefits of exercise...

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  9. Soccer Robots Getting Smarter at RoboCup

    Anyone who has ever bravely volunteered to coach a youth soccer team is familiar with the blank stares that ensue when trying to explain the offsides rule...

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  10. The Mechanics of Steroids

    A $252 million contract to play baseball causes "an enormous amount of pressure ... to perform at a high level every day," according to Alex Rodriguez...

    Dan Peterson Written by Dan Peterson about 6 years ago 222 reads 4 comments

  11. The Dangers of Heat Stroke in Sports

    In January, first-year Kentucky high school football coach David Jason Stinson pleaded not guilty to charges of reckless homicide in the death of Max Gilpin, a 15-year-old offensive lineman. Gilpin collapsed Aug...

    Dan Peterson Written by Dan Peterson about 6 years ago 1,071 reads 0 comments

  12. NFL Linemen Trade Health For Super Bowl Rings

    When the Arizona Cardinals met the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII, every starting offensive lineman was a member of the 300-pound club. This season, there were more than 600 players — about 20 percent of the league — in triple donuts

    Dan Peterson Written by Dan Peterson about 6 years ago 569 reads 0 comments

  13. The Tee Shot Heard 'Round the World

    Did Santa bring you one of those thin-faced titanium, long-distance drivers to put in your golf bag? Did he also leave behind earplugs? A case study in last month's British Medical ...

    Dan Peterson Written by Dan Peterson about 6 years ago 284 reads 3 comments

  14. Tiger, LeBron, Beckham: Neuromarketing in Action

    As first seen on Livescience.com It's not you, it's me. That's what the CEOs at three large companies told their superstar athlete spokesmen in the last few months...

    Dan Peterson Written by Dan Peterson about 6 years ago 413 reads 0 comments

  15. Winter X Games Tricks: Are There Physical Limits?

    At last year's Winter X Games, snowboarder Shaun White snatched the gold medal with a run which included the first 1260-degree spin (three and a half rotations) in X Games history (see video here)...

    Dan Peterson Written by Dan Peterson about 6 years ago 291 reads 1 comments

  16. Take Your Brain To The Gym

    As first seen on Livescience.com The moment of truth has arrived, again. The holidays have passed, the bowl games are over, and you have renewed your annual New Year's resolution to get back into shape...

    Dan Peterson Written by Dan Peterson about 6 years ago 166 reads 1 comments

  17. Kids Who Exercise Can Get Better Grades

    As first seen on Livescience.com. The end of 2008 brings some discouraging news about our kids' brains and brawn. Recent results from an international math and science test show United States ...

    Dan Peterson Written by Dan Peterson about 6 years ago 1,100 reads 1 comments

  18. How Should Cheating Be Defined In Sports?

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    Dan Peterson Written by Dan Peterson about 6 years ago 256 reads 0 comments

  19. Athletic Gene ACTN3 = "All Children Test Newborn To 3"?

    As first seen on Livescience.com and Sports Are 80 Percent Mental Of all of the decisions parents face regarding their children's future, choosing between shoulder pads or running shoes for their Christmas present seems trivial...

    Dan Peterson Written by Dan Peterson about 6 years ago 2,144 reads 0 comments

  20. Why Pro Athletes Attract Trouble

    As first seen on LiveScience.com and Sports Are 80 Percent Mental From the "athletes behaving badly" department (in the past month, anyway): • NHL bad boy (Sean Avery) was suspended for six games for a crude remark...

    Dan Peterson Written by Dan Peterson about 6 years ago 1,973 reads 0 comments

  21. Inside the BCS Computer Ranking Black Box

    As first seen on Livescience.com As the new President-elect, Barack Obama faces one of this country's most vexing problems...

    Dan Peterson Written by Dan Peterson about 6 years ago 505 reads 1 comments

  22. Better Golf Ball Design Helps You Play Better Golf

    As first seen on LiveScience.com When it comes to improving your golf game, you can spend thousands of dollars buying the latest titanium-induced, Tiger-promoted golf clubs; taking ...

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  23. Getting the Call Right with Technology

    As first seen at LiveScience.com The loneliest men in sports have not been making any friends lately. Both umpires and referees have been making news, despite their often repeated ...

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  24. Hockey Hits Are Hurting More

    As first seen on LiveScience.com and Sports Are 80 Percent Mental One painful lesson every National Hockey League rookie learns is to keep your head up when skating through the neutral zone...

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  25. Wait Until After the Season To Fire the Coach

    As first seen on LiveScience.com Your high school guidance counselor should have steered you away from these three career paths: hand-grenade tester, freezer salesman in Siberia, and head coach of just about any sport...

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