• Opinion: Intense Football Mindset Needs to Change

    by Deron Snyder January 2017

    The modern football mindset is built on primitive foundational principles. Construction begins at the peewee level. Players who continue through high school and onto college often are the toughest and hardest working.

  • Washington DOH Finds No Link Between Turf and Cancer

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    The Washington State Department of Health has released the results of an investigation wherein it examined the relationship between playing soccer on synthetic turf and the early development of cancer. The DOH partnered with researchers from the University of Washington School of Public Health to investigate a list, compiled by the UW women’s assistant head soccer coach, of 53 Washington residents who both played soccer and developed cancer between the mid- ‘90s and the year 2016.

  • Ozzie Guillen: MLBers Should Avoid Winter Ball

    by Dayton Daily News January 2017

    Former star shortstop Ozzie Guillen has a word of advice for big leaguers who want to play winter ball in Venezuela: Don't.

  • 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.