Safety & Security: Athlete Safety
Parents Fear Retaliation Over Hazing Allegations
by Amy Donaldson, Deseret News October 2014
"Any veiled threat can make you fearful of losing what your kids have worked for," said one dad, who shared the information on the condition of anonymity.
Why Athletes Should Think Twice About Energy Drinks
by Michael Gaio October 2014
A new study has revealed good news and bad news for athletes who enjoy energy drinks.
Three HS Football Deaths Within Last Week
by Andrew Brandt October 2014
A New York high school student has become the third football player to die in the past week after suffering an injury during practice or a game.
Doctor: Oxygen Therapy Revived Joe Namath's Brain
by By Linda Santacruz, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer October 2014
Brain scans and cognitive tests showed Namath, who said he had at least five concussions playing football, suffered from traumatic brain injury (TBI), particularly on the left side, where he received the most impact as a right-handed quarterback.
Opinion: Michigan Stance on QB Concussion Defies Belief
by Steve Greenberg, Staff Reporter October 2014
Please excuse me as I try like hell to stop just short of calling Michigan coach Brady Hoke and athletic director Dave Brandon liars.
Test Detects Concussion Signs Easily Overlooked
by Jack Kelly October 2014
Researchers at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh have developed a simple test that can detect symptoms of a concussion current tests often miss.
Kansas City Chief Involved in '12 Murder-Suicide Had CTE
by Gary Mihoces, @ByGaryMihoces, USA TODAY Sports September 2014
Citing a finding of brain disease linked to head trauma in late Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, a lawyer for his toddler daughter has until Oct. 14 to join a proposed leaguewide settlement that would pay awards up to $4 million or continue a wrongful death suit.
Paralyzed Ex-Rutgers Player Praises NFL's Safety Efforts
by David Daniels, THE WASHINGTON TIMES September 2014
When the NFL passed a rule last summer to penalize players for creating contact outside of the tackle box with the crown of their helmets, numerous players complained.
Four Killed In Texas College Softball Bus Crash
by Michael Gaio September 2014
Four collegiate softball players died Friday when an 18-wheel semi truck collided head-on with their team bus. The bus was carrying the softball team from North Central Texas College and was being driven by the team's head coach when the semi crossed the median and hit the bus near Davis, Oklahoma.
High School Suspends 21 Athletes Amid Hazing Probe
by Brian Rokos, Staff Writer September 2014
Ayala High in Chino has suspended 21 varsity football players from school because of a hazing incident at a hotel while the team was in St. George, Utah.