Safety & Security: Athlete Safety
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 email@example.com, (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.
High School Tries Helmet Cover as Anti-Concussion Tool
by George M. WIlcox. firstname.lastname@example.org, @geomwilcox September 2014
Brad Huth doesn't recall many details about the concussion he suffered while playing tackle football. It happened when the current Hinsdale Central junior running back was in the seventh grade.
Even Prep Water Polo Impacted by 107-Degree Heat
by Dan Albano, The Orange County Register September 2014
Extreme heat and lightning caused several high school athletic competitions to be postponed Tuesday and forced coaches to be creative with practices.
L.A. School District Shuts Down Events Amid Heat Wave
by Jeremy Balan, Staff Writer September 2014
Because of a heat advisory issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the Los Angeles Unified School District canceled all outdoor athletic events and practices for Monday and today.
Company Testing Fibers for Use in Football Helmets
by email@example.com September 2014
In a well-lit testing facility several football fields away from the monumental stadium known as Death Valley, a team of researchers is searching for a material that might one day make football a safer sport
NFL: Nearly 3 in 10 Former Players Suffer Brain Effects
by The Virginian Pilot September 2014
PHILADELPHIA | The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and at least twice as often as the general population. The disclosure Friday comes in separate actuarial data the league and players' lawyers released as part of their proposed $765 million settlement of thousands of concussion lawsuits. Both the league and lead players' lawyers expect about 6,000 of the 19,400 retired players, or 28 percent, to develop Alzheimer's disease or at least moderate dementia. Dozens more will be diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's or Parkinson's disease during their lives, according to the data.