• Duck!

    by Paul Steinbach December 2009

    As a University of Oregon senior majoring in sociology, Katelynn Johnson probably knew something about mob mentality even before she was rendered unconscious by a full water bottle anonymously launched from within the masses at the University of Arizona's football stadium last month.

  • Heightened Awareness of Concussions Changing Culture of High School Sports

    by Michael Popke November 2009

    Heightened awareness of concussions is changing the culture of prep sports.

  • Turn Back the Clock?

    by Andrew Cohen November 2009

    The Wall Street Journal had an unusual take on the concussion debate last week: "Retire the Football Helmet," as the headline read. The argument put forth by Reed Albergotti and Shirley S. Wang is a provocative one that has been voiced off and on for some time. Helmets create a sense of invincibility that encourages athletes to collide with greater force and use the hard surface of their helmet to inflict the maximum amount of ass-whupping - "Helloooo, Brian Dawkins!" - on opposing players.

  • Running Scared?

    by Cathy Liewen October 2009

    Last Sunday, Jon Fenlon, Daniel Langdon and Rick Brown, ages 26, 36 and 65, all collapsed and died while running a half-marathon in Detroit. What made these deaths unusual was that they all happened within 16 minutes of each other during the last two miles of the 13.1-mile race. While the autopsies are still pending, the deaths were most likely caused by heart failure. Add these deaths to the list of fatalities during recent endurance events (half-marathons claimed two lives in San Jose, Calif., earlier this month and another in Virginia Beach, Va., in September), and it's enough to make even avowed couch potatoes break a sweat.

  • One on One: Pole Vaulting Expert Jan Johnson Sizes Up Safety of the Sport

    by Paul Steinbach September 2009

    A former world-class vaulter suggests improvements to the landing area.

  • CPSC Issues Alert Regarding Light Pole Inspections

    by Paul Steinbach September 2009

  • Executive Director Departs, But the Beat Will (Still) Go On

    by Andrew Cohen September 2009

  • How To Acclimate Student-Athletes to Heat

    by Douglas Casa and David Csillan July 2009

    The National Athletic Trainers' Association has released guidelines for acclimating high school student-athletes to heat during late-summer practices.

  • Legislation Stemming from High School Football Player's Death Affects Kentucky Coaches

    by Michael Popke May 2009

    Legislation stemming from a high school football player's death has coaches in Kentucky heading to summer school.

  • Winning with Asthma Coach's Clipboard Program Available

    by Paul Steinbach May 2009

    The "Winning with Asthma" Coach's Clipboard Program is a free online educational tool that not only explains asthma's causes and symptoms, but lays out strategies for dealing with the disease.