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June 02, 2011

Student-Athletes Use Less Drugs, More Alcohol Than Peers, Study Finds

Student-athletes who play team sports are less likely to smoke cigarettes or marijuana or use other drugs, but they're more likely to drink alcohol, according to a new study.

May 25, 2011

Texas Budget Cuts to Spare Student-Athlete Steroid Tests

The Texas Legislature tentatively approved a budget bill this week that reserves $1.5 million for student-athlete steroid tests over the next two years.

April 26, 2011

Steroid Tests Uncover Only One Positive Result in Texas

Out of 2,083 student-athletes tested for steroids in Texas in the fall of 2010, only one returned a positive result, according to findings released late last week.

February 11, 2011

Texas Rangers to Help Prevent Student-Athlete Steroid Abuse

The Texas Rangers, in partnership with a steroid education foundation, yesterday launched a program aimed at discouraging Texas students from using performance-enhancing drugs, according to the Fort-Worth Star Telegram. Over the coming months, former Rangers catcher Jim Sundberg and other members ...

January 31, 2011

Steroid Testing Student-Athletes: Worth the Cost?

Back in 2008, Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed into law the country's most expansive steroid-testing program for high school students, with a price tag of $6 million. All 700,000-plus public school student-athletes were eligible to be randomly chosen and forced to give a urine sample. After fewer than ...

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