Safety & Security: Athlete Safety
WATCH: High School Football Player Rips Helmet from Opponent, Hits Him With It
by Jason Scott September 2015
Another instance of dirty play in high school football occurred in New Jersey last week.
Did Coaches Watch as Football Players Beat Teammate?
by Tyler Estep September 2015
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Saturday that it is looking into the roles of "everyone involved" in the alleged attack of a southeast Georgia high school football player.
Study: Vision Test Effective Tool in Concussion Diagnosis
by Emily Attwood September 2015
Football programs investing in on-field resources to help detect player concussions may need to look no further than a set of numbered cards. A review led by concussion specialists at New York University Langone Medical Center have found that the King-Devick test to be 86 percent accurate in detecting concussions among youth, college and professional athletes.
South Florida Coach's Ybor City Ban Rescinded by AD
by Joey Johnston, Tribune staff September 2015
University of South Florida football coach Willie Taggart declared Ybor City "off limits'' for his players following Sunday morning's stabbing death of former defensive lineman Elkino Watson.
Players' Medical Concerns Contributed to Illinois Coach's Firing
by David Geier September 2015
Fired University of Illinois head football coach Tim Beckman allegedly attempted to persuade players to avoid seeking medical treatment for injuries in order to stay on the field.
Ex-Teacher, Athletic Trainer Gets Prison in Abuse Case
by McKenzie Romero September 2015
A favorite Provo High teacher and athletic trainer was sentenced to at least eight years and up to life in prison for what a judge called a "calculated" effort to groom and sexually abuse a teenage girl.
Player Abuse Probe Leads Illinois to Fire Football Coach
by Jordan Wilson August 2015
Around noon on Friday, Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt received a text message in class that told him there would be a team meeting at 1 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. His first thoughts were that someone was getting in trouble.
Prep Teams Try to Cope with Poor Washington Air
by Steve Christilaw August 2015
It's hard to believe how a song written 82 years ago could possibly be relevant to the start of the 2015 high school football season. But it is. Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach penned "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" for their 1933 musical "Roberta," and the song was a No. 1 hit for The Platters in 1958.
Rising Injury Toll Has Many Questioning NFL Preseason
by Herbie Teope August 2015
The annual national discussion rages entering the third week of preseason action with high-profile injuries taking a toll around the NFL.
Study: Concussion Sensors May Not Work for All Hits
by Jason Scott August 2015
As concern about concussions in athletics increases, some athletes have begun wearing electronic sensors to measure head impacts.