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  • Update: Oregon Suspends Coach Over Rhabdo Episode

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    Three football players were hospitalized and several others were left slightly the worse-for-wear following an intensive, post-break strength and conditioning workout at the University of Oregon.

  • HS Coaches, AD Resign Amid Hazing Allegations

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    Head football coach David Proffitt of Lake Zurich (Ill.) High School added his letter of resignation to those of athletic director Rolando Vazquez and assistant coach Chad Beaver shortly after the first two resignations were accepted by district board members at a meeting on Thursday.

  • In Hindsight, Jackson Wouldn't Have Played Football

    by Bob Nightengale January 2017

    Bo Jackson has a confession to make. If Bo knew back in his playing days what he knows now: Bo never would have won a Heisman Trophy at Auburn. Bo never would have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Bo never would have worn a Los Angeles Raiders uniform. Bo never would have trampled Brian Bosworth on Monday Night Football. And Bo never would have suffered the dislocated left hip that ended his football career. "If I knew back then what I know now, I would have never played football. Never," Jackson tells USA TODAY Sports. "I wish I had known about all of those head injuries, but no one knew that. And the people that did know that, they wouldn't tell anybody. "The game has gotten so violent, so rough. We're so much more educated on this CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) stuff, there's no way I would ever allow my kids to play football today.

  • Proposed Arkansas Bill Would Limit Athletic Trainers

    by Jason Scott January 2017

    As the 2017 legislative session gets underway in Arkansas, a bill under consideration could place restrictions on the care athletic trainers are able to provide to students.

  • Will NCAA Become Next Concussion Battleground?

    by Thom Loverro January 2017

    The freedom fighters who want to paint college football players as victimized workers might want to get their priorities in order. Before we start worrying about paying these players, the more important goal may be to protect them.

  • NFLPA Reviews Miami's Concussion Protocols

    by Hal Habib January 2017

    The NFL Players Association announced late Monday that it was initiating an investigation after the Dolphin's Matt Moore sat out only one play after his chin absorbed a hard hit from the crown of the helmet of Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree.

  • Brain Injury Study Shows Increased Death Rate

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    Last Thursday, a study was released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention showing a small increase in recent years in high school football player deaths attributed to brain and spinal injuries.

  • Ice Arena Closed After Carbon Monoxide Scare

    by Jason Scott January 2017

    Women’s hockey players from the University of Wisconsin and Lindenwood (Mo.) University suffered carbon monoxide poisoning during a game on Friday. The ice arena they were playing in has been closed until the issue can be resolved.

  • Infographic: Wearable Tech and Sports Injury Prevention

    by AB Editors January 2017

    From professional to collegiate sports, injuries continue to sideline some of the world’s top athletes. Many teams across the globe have begun implementing the use of wearable technology to track their athletes’ health data in real time to not only improve their game, but prevent potentially devastating injuries as well.

  • Unconscious Wrestler Revived by Coach and Spectators

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    On Wednesday night, Donovan Catholic High School wrestler Brandon Gonzalez was revived by a group of fast-acting coaches, trainers and spectators after collapsing during a tri-match with Lakewood and Toms River North in Lakewood, N.J.