Safety & Security: Athlete Safety
Deputies Confirm Alibi of Wrestler in Gym Mat Death
by Christian Boone, Staff December 2014
Lowndes County sheriff's deputies have released a report confirming the alibi of the older of two brothers still being investigated by federal prosecutors in the death of a Valdosta teen found dead in a gym mat.
Mental Maturity, Not Weight, Key to Peewee Football Risk
by Scott Clair Daily News Correspondent 239-435-3435 December 2014
With the Football University Youth National Tournament set to begin in Naples on Friday, one thing will be apparent: the size of the players has grown as much as the sport itself.
Columnist: Is NFL Career Worth an Early Death?
by John Smallwood; Daily News Columnist December 2014
Chris Conte, a fourth-year free safety with the Chicago Bears, told a radio station that if he knew today that playing in the NFL would take at least a decade off his normal life span, he'd still do it all over again.
Thin Ice: NAHL Game Halted When Crease Deteriorates
by Zach Duncan firstname.lastname@example.org 940-720-3470 December 2014
The Wichita Falls Wildcats were about a period away from a road sweep Saturday night against Rio Grande Valley when a franchise first happened.
Video: High School Coach Throws Player Down by Her Hair
by Michael Gaio December 2014
It's an ugly situation that only looks worse once you see the video.
Farmer Denies Her Milk Sickened 38 at Football Dinner
by RICK BARRETT, email@example.com Milwaukee Journal Sentinel December 2014
The dairy farmer who supplied raw milk at a Durand High School football team dinner this fall, tied to the illnesses of nearly 40 people, said Friday she doesn't believe the milk was to blame - despite evidence from public health officials.
How Much Contact is Too Much in High School Football?
by Ernie Clark BDN Staff December 2014
The National Federation of State High School Associations Concussion Summit Task Force has developed a series of fundamentals for minimizing head impact exposure and concussion risk in football.
More NFL Teams Enhancing Medical Options for Players
by Tom Pelissero, @TomPelissero, USA TODAY Sports December 2014
NFL teams are looking outside the usual structure of doctors and athletic trainers, hiring chiropractors, acupuncturists, nutritionists and other specialists to help keep players healthy, in part because players were seeking such treatments on their own
NHL Fighting Mumps Outbreak
by Kevin Allen, @ByKevinAllen, USA TODAY Sports December 2014
When Anaheim Ducks players initially heard mumps might be in their dressing room, the news seemed more like a source for comedy than for concern.
Big Ten Approves Enhanced Concussion Protocols
by Michael Gaio December 2014
Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by the Big Ten Conference.
ROSEMONT, Ill. - The Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors (COP/C) held its annual December meeting in Indianapolis on Sunday, December 7, and took another step toward improving student-athlete welfare when it approved a conference recommendation to establish enhanced concussion protocols.