Athletics

UCLA Ninja Warrior

UCLA’s American Ninja Warrior

UC Riverside alumna competes in the Los Angeles finals of NBC’s crazy-hard obstacle course.

A UC Irvine poll found that water polo goalies experienced more concussions than other players, especially during practice sessions.

Concussions prevalent in water polo, first-of-kind survey finds

UC Irvine study points to need for more head protection during practice, further research.

UC Merced Bhat

Researchers dive into big data to predict NBA winners

A UC Merced professor and his students run simulations of playoff games — with startling accuracy.

UCLA Jackie Robinson monument

Jackie Robinson's number 42 lives on at UCLA

Campus dedicates a monument to the groundbreaking alum, whose number has been retired in all sports.

UC San Francisco research fellow Cheri Mah, shown here with cyclist Kurt Wolfgang, studies sleep and performance in elite athletes, and consults with professional sports teams to improve their athletes’ sleep habits.

How to sleep like a pro (athlete)

Six tips for better sleep from UCSF expert Cheri Mah, who consults with the Golden State Warriors and other elite athletes.

Shinkendo UCLA

Psychiatrist finds balance on a blade’s edge

When he's not researching schizophrenia, UCLA's Dr. Joseph Pierre is mastering the practice of Shinkendo.

Super bowl science

Super Bowl science: brains or brawn?

UC San Francisco scientists explain how evolution uniquely equipped humans to play football.

water polo

Making a splash: first look at concussions in water polo

UC Irvine physiologist James Hicks, whose three sons played water polo, is leading the first probe of concussions in water polo.

Bennet Omalu, UC Davis

The diagnosis that rocked football

UC Davis pathologist Bennet Omalu was the first to report cases of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in professional football players; the story of his discovery is the subject of the upcoming movie 'Concussion' starring Will Smith.

UCLA football

UC tackles concussions

From expanding awareness in youth sports to conducting groundbreaking studies of collegiate athletes and military personnel, UC experts lead in advancing knowledge about traumatic brain injury and improving care.

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