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Looking to Have Fun During March Madness? Don't Bet on It!

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Planning to enter an office pool during this year’s NCAA March Madness tournament? Be careful. You might not enjoy the games very much if you bet, says a researcher at Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Final Four Media Exposure Worth More Than $555 Million to Wichita State

Wichita State University's Partnership for the Advancement of Sport Management (PASM) recently completed a study measuring the national media impact of WSU's run to last year's Final Four and determined all print, broadcast and digital media exposure was worth more than $555 million to Wichita State.

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Former College Basketball Player Knows There is Life After Basketball

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Former College Basketball Player wanted to go on to play professional basketball, but took his mother's advice to get an education when the dream was sidelined by injury

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College Athletes Often Sidelined From Healthy Lifestyle Later in Life

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An Indiana U. study found that elite college athletes often struggle to stay active in later years, facing limitations to their day-to-day activities in middle age that could be a result of injuries during their athletic career.

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‘Friday Night Tykes’—Forming Character or Scrambling Brains? Ithaca College Researcher Can Speak to Concussion Safety in Youth Football

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Better Batters Result From Brain-Training Research

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UC Riverside baseball players who participated in novel brain-training research saw significant improvement in vision, resulting in fewer strikeouts and more hits. The experiment demonstrated that improvements from a multiple perceptual-learning approach transfer to real-world tasks.

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Game-Winning Momentum Is Just an Illusion

When a team goes on a multi-game winning streak, it has nothing to do with momentum, according to a new study in the journal Economics Letters. By examining varsity college hockey teams winning and losing record, Cornell University researchers discovered that that momentum advantages don’t exist.

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Olympics: Airborne on Ice

From his decades of skating research, Jim Richards, Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware, knows that proper air position is critical to successful jumps. A computer simulation developed by Richards’ team at UD in collaboration with Maryland-based C-Motion Inc. enables skaters and their coaches to observe an athlete’s actual movements on a computer screen and then see how those movements can be manipulated to improve jumping technique.

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Michael Sam Case Challenges 'Old School' Norms

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Michael Sam Case Challenges 'Old School' Norms

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