Safety & Security: Athlete Safety
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.
Helmet-Cap Maker Claims It Has Protected 35K Players
by Christopher Seward; Staff September 2014
An increasing number of football players from leagues to colleges are strapping heavily padded, locally developed "caps" to their helmets to prevent concussions and other serious injuries.
What Do Latest Concussion Stats Mean for NFL's Future?
by Post & Courier September 2014
Will the now acknowledged link between football and brain injuries change the NFL's place in sports and in society?
Hollywood Hitting NFL with Concussion-Centered Films
by Alexandra Cheney, Variety September 2014
Hollywood is warming up to tackle the National Football League with several projects that focus on concussion-related brain injuries among players. Each of the works could shed new light on the most contentious issue plaguing both the sport and the league.
Coach Resigns Over Reclassification Safety Concerns
by MEGAN GUZA September 2014
Carlynton varsity football coach Mauro Monz resigned on Sept. 15 after three games, citing concerns over player safety now that the school has moved up to Class AA, with 177 boys in grades 9-11.
Gonzaga, City Settle with Kayaker's Family for $550K
by Nicholas Deshais firstname.lastname@example.org, (509) 459-5440 September 2014
Christopher Gormley, a Gonzaga University freshman at the time, died after his kayak tipped in the cold, treacherous waters of Rock Lake more than two years ago.