US universities make big bets on startups
Just before graduating from the University of Michigan, Calvin Schemanski began his start-up.
How will the 2014 World Cup ball swerve?
There are now only a few months to go until the biggest sporting event of 2014 – the FIFA World Cup in Brazil – and questions are being asked. Will the stadiums be ready? Are the airports ready for the crowds? ...
Kickstarter project launches for SOCCKET—soccer ball that generates electricity
Review: Super Bowl online decent, won't replace TV
(AP) -- The television set won't be the only place to watch video of the New York Giants and the New England Patriots this Sunday. For the first time, U.S. football fans will be able to watch the Super Bowl ...
Researchers develop prototype football kicking simulator
In football, kicking is a fundamental and vital part of the game. The few points a kicker scores can make a critical difference in the outcome of a game. To help improve a football kicker's performance, University ...
Researchers say Twitter analysis can help gamblers beat the spread on NFL games
Analyses of Twitter feeds have been used to track flu epidemics, predict stock market changes and do political polling, but now that the National Football League season is underway, the natural question is: Can Twitter help ...
Bioengineers improve upon football mouthguard that senses head impacts
(Phys.org) —A device developed by Stanford bioengineers could one day provide real-time measurements of the head impacts sustained by football players. The research could also help characterize the forces ...
Crossing the goal line: New tech tracks football in 3-D space
Referees may soon have a new way of determining whether a football team has scored a touchdown or gotten a first down. Researchers from North Carolina State University and Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration ...
Lefties have element of surprise in sports arena: study
Growing up as the odd one out may be what gives left-handed people an advantage in the sports arena, where they have the element of surprise, said a study published Wednesday.
Fully automated football analysis (w/ Video)
(Phys.org)—Using entirely new electronic solutions, soccer (also known as football in many European countries) coaches can provide their players with video analysis as early as half-time or immediately following a match.
People as 'sensors': Twitter messages reveal NFL's big plays and fans'
Using millions of Twitter subscribers as living "sensors," engineers from Rice University and Motorola Mobility have found a way to monitor fans' levels of excitement and to keep track of the action in National Football League ...
Hawk-Eye firm hopes for 'phantom goal'
Hawk-Eye chiefs are hoping for a Frank Lampard-like "ghost goal" at the Club World Cup, its managing director said Saturday, as the goal-line technology prepares to make its competitive debut.
Rise of billion pound replica kit industry has changed the design of football shirts, study finds
The evolution of the replica kit industry and subsequent rise in fans wearing sportswear as leisurewear has affected football shirt design, new University of Sheffield research has found.
Super Bowl athletes are scientists at work
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman gets called a lot of things. He calls himself the greatest cornerback in the NFL (and Seattle fans tend to agree). Sportswriters and some other players call him ...