• High School Coach Fired After Pop Gun Hazing Incident

    by Michael Gaio August 2014

    What was supposed to be a night of fun and team-building has instead cost a Minnesota high school dance coach her job and divided supporters of the team in the process. The Cannon Falls school board voted Monday not to renew the contract of Madi Salisbury, the head coach of the Bomber Dance Team, due to a July 25 incident at the school's auditorium.

  • So Far This NFL Preseason: 49 Games, 66 Concussions

    by Tom Mahon, Daily News Staff Writer August 2014

    THE NUMBER, if accurate, is staggering. So far, there have been 66 concussions in 49 NFL preseason games. That, according to @NFLconcussions, the Twitter feed that tracks such things. Former NFL player Dave Pear isn't surprised.

  • Football Player Who Died at 25 Had Severe CTE

    by Michael Gaio August 2014

    A new report from the Associated Press has found disturbing information about the death of former college football player Michael Keck.

  • Diverse Sports Pool Resources at NFL Concussion Summit

    by Gary Mihoces, USA TODAY Sports August 2014

    Sports as different as football and Olympic horseback riding events such as jumping and dressage (aka the "horse ballet") have a common denominator: concussions.

  • Family Sues District, Coach Over Return-to-Play Incident

    by Kathy Boccella; Inquirer Staff Writer August 2014

    The suit says the girl, now 16 and identified as M.U., suffered a traumatic brain injury that made her miss most of freshman year and that continues to cause headaches, fatigue, anxiety, and other symptoms two years after the collision on Aug. 20, 2012.

  • New Mexico AD on Women's Soccer Hazing: 'We Failed'

    by Mark Smith, Assistant Sports Editor August 2014

    UNM athletic director Paul Krebs said there's "no question" members of the Lobo women's soccer team engaged in hazing, as he described a night of partying, going to several different locations, pressuring players to drink alcohol and forcing freshmen to strip to sports bras and panties in order to change outfits.

  • TSSAA's Temp Policy Could Pull Plug on ESPN Game

    by Tom Kreager, The Tennessean August 2014

    Rutherford County Schools officials have begun putting together a plan in place if Sunday’s high school football game featuring Oakland and Blackman on national television gets too hot.

  • Lineman Proves There's Football Life After Heart Surgery

    by Joey Johnston, Tribune staff August 2014

    On opening night, when the University of South Florida football team races through the tunnel at Raymond James Stadium on Aug. 30 before facing the Western Carolina Catamounts, emotions will run high for Bulls players. Particularly for USF junior offensive lineman Thor Jozwiak, who missed last season following surgery to correct an irregular heartbeat.

  • Concussion Classes Now Required of Illinois HS Coaches

    by Mike Riopell Political Editor August 2014

    As football season gets underway, high school sports coaches in Illinois soon will have to take classes on how to best reduce concussions among young athletes under a new law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn today.

  • Study: Adolescent Concussion Risk Unrelated to Helmet

    by Andrew Brandt August 2014

    Contrary to suggestions based on past helmet and concussion research, a team of University of Wisconsin researchers has found that, at least for adolescent athletes, neither the age, brand or status of the athlete's football helmet affects concussion risk.