B. David Zarley

mental health

The College Program That De-Stigmatizes Mental Health Care in Sports

TOPPS is a mental health program at UNLV specifically tailored to the individual needs of athletes geared toward optimizing performance in sports, and life.
B. David Zarley
9.5.18
Darts

How an Astrophysicist Used Math to Take the Math out of Darts

A new pub chain is looking to make darts more accessible to younger people by creating automatic scoring technology. It's harder than you think.
B. David Zarley
6.26.18
dogs

Your Yorkie Was a Killing Machine

Many of the pups we now think of as purebreds and watch in the National Dog Show on Thanksgiving actually owe their existence to Victorian England's taste for blood sport.
B. David Zarley
11.22.17
esports

How Esports Teams Decide to Expand Into New Games

The shuttering of pro squads prior to the launch of Blizzard's professional Overwatch league illustrates the risks and rewards teams like Immortals and Team Liquid must consider when choosing new games.
B. David Zarley
7.19.17
esports

Beware The Wolf: Can Esports Prevent Its Inevitable Match Fixing Scandal?

Esports are uniquely vulnerable to a widespread match fixing scandal. Can a network of organizations prevent it before it begins?
B. David Zarley
5.2.17
esports

​A Sliver of the Future: How Virtual Reality Pushes Esports' Boundaries

Is the newest wave of spectator sports already facing a huge evolution in how it's consumed?
B. David Zarley
2.13.17
esports

​The Sporting Singularity: How Traditional Sports and Esports Are Dovetailing

Several developments in September pushed two disparate fields closer together than ever. What does that mean for the future of sports?
B. David Zarley
11.9.16
Skateboarding

A Tribute to Dylan Rieder from Skaters Who Never Knew Him, But Loved Him

It was impossible to see Rieder at work and not feel the immense desire to skate yourself.
B. David Zarley
10.18.16
Football

America's Forgotten Service Academy Rivalry

"The Secretaries Cup is the Division III Army-Navy Game. The level of emotion, and the fan intensity, is exactly the same."
B. David Zarley
9.9.16
Sports

How Johnny and Tara Made It to the Summer Olympics

How did a pair of former figure skaters wind up going down to Rio to cover the Summer Olympics, of all things, for NBC? For Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski, it seems, no sports event is beyond their fashionable reach.
B. David Zarley
7.21.16
mental health

The Mindful Athlete: Can Preventative Mental Health Improve Performance, Too?

A meditation room could one day be as much a part of an athletic program as the weight room, film study, and the training table.
B. David Zarley
6.24.16
golf

13-Year Old Meghna Mazumdar Is a Better Golfer Than You—And a Better Investor, Too

Meghna Mazumdar has exchanged letters with Warren Buffett and played golf with Rory McIlroy, all before getting her driver's license.
B. David Zarley
5.31.16
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