Safety & Security: Athlete Safety
Mom Blames Helmet Maker for Son's Football Death
by Brian Rokos, The Press Enterprise (Riverside, CA) July 2015
The mother of a Riverside teenager who died after collapsing during a football game in 2013 has sued the companies that manufactured and reconditioned her son's helmet, saying that they had reason to know that the helmet was defective but failed to warn anybody.
Study Explores Differences in Brain Injury Recovery Time
by Laura Godlewski July 2015
The question of why some children recover quickly from traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions, while others suffer from side effects for much longer may finally have an answer.
Best Practices Guide Will Define How to Improve High School Security
by Dennis Van Milligen July 2015
The numbers don't lie. More than eight million students participate in interscholastic sports and afterschool programs annually, with approximately 336 million spectators attending those events. Threats, new and old, lurk around each corner, and for every athletics administrator tasked with providing a safe atmosphere for those millions of fans and athletes, the stakes have never been higher.
MLBPA Strikes First Partnership with Supplement Provider
by Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY Sports July 2015
As concerns grow about the health of major league players grinding through a 162-game schedule, the game's Joint Drug Agreement grows stricter. And the fear of a player ingesting a tainted supplement that could result in a career-altering suspension remains very real for players.
OHSAA Places Limits on Full-Contact Football Practices
by Jeff Gilbert, Dayton Daily News (Ohio) July 2015
High school football players will be involved in less full contact during practices under regulations adopted Monday by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. The goal is to reduce the risk of concussions.
Study: Rough Play Riskier than Heading in Youth Soccer
by Associated Press July 2015
Heading takes the heat in youth soccer, but limiting rough play might be a better way to prevent concussions and other injuries, a nine-year study of U.S. high school games suggests. More than 1 in 4 concussions studied occurred when players used their heads to hit the ball.
NFL to Open Care Facilities for Alumni with Dementia
by Naseem S. Miller, Orlando Sentinel July 2015
The NFL Alumni Association is teaming with Tampa, Fla.,-based Validus Senior Living to provide memory-care services to former players living with dementia. The first one will open in Ocoee, Fla., in a region with a high concentration of retired players, officials said.
U of Buffalo Clinic at Forefront of Concussion Treatment
by Scott Scanlon July 2015
The nature of concussion treatment has changed and the University at Buffalo Concussion Management Clinic has been among those leading the way.
Smoltz: Young Pitchers Not Handled Properly
by Bob Nightengale, email@example.com, USA TODAY Sports July 2015
Just when we were getting conditioned to believe that a pitcher could tear his elbow ligament, have Tommy John surgery, resurrect his career and pitch better than ever, we are hit with this bolt of reality.
MMA Ban Remains in N.Y., Despite Risks to Amateurs
by Carla Varriale July 2015
The sport of Mixed Martial Arts remains controversial. Once the province of bare-knuckled underground fights, MMA has evolved into a lucrative and increasingly mainstream sport.