• Helmet Liner Latest Tool in Concussion-Prevention Game

    by Steven Spearie, Correspondent October 2014

    When the Illinois College football team took the field Saturday afternoon for its Homecoming game against Monmouth College, its newest weapon wasn’t visible to fans. Most of the Blueboys’ 100 or so players have begun wearing a supplemental helmet liner designed to reduce the risk of concussions.

  • Synthetic Turf Council Responds to NBC Investigation

    by Michael Gaio October 2014

    By now it's likely you've seen NBC's story, "How Safe Is the Artificial Turf Your Child Plays On?" The 3,500-word story was first published on October 8th and has been the topic of a lot of conversation in the athletic and recreation industries. The video version of the story has aired on just about every NBC News program.

  • Brain Injury Similarities in Troops, Players Spur Research

    by Jacqueline Klimas, The Washington Times October 2014

    The gridiron and the battlefield have little in common, but brain injuries plaguing combat veterans and former football players has doctors and veterans' advocates eager to bring brain injury research out of the "dark ages."

  • Product Insures College-Bound Recruits in Event of Injury

    by Clay Fowler October 2014

    For most, it requires the investment of a large percentage of their lives. At stake is their future. Well beyond the next four years.

  • Fatally Injured Player's Parents Push Kidney Protection

    by Melissa Nelson-Gabriel October 2014

    In a junior varsity game with his mother watching in the stands, his quarterback's pass was high, so Taylor Haugen, 15, reached over his head to catch it. One defender slammed into his exposed abdomen, the other simultaneously hit him in the back.

  • Parents Fear Retaliation Over Hazing Allegations

    by Amy Donaldson, Deseret News October 2014

    "Any veiled threat can make you fearful of losing what your kids have worked for," said one dad, who shared the information on the condition of anonymity.

  • Why Athletes Should Think Twice About Energy Drinks

    by Michael Gaio October 2014

    A new study has revealed good news and bad news for athletes who enjoy energy drinks.

  • Three HS Football Deaths Within Last Week

    by Andrew Brandt October 2014

    A New York high school student has become the third football player to die in the past week after suffering an injury during practice or a game.

  • Doctor: Oxygen Therapy Revived Joe Namath's Brain

    by By Linda Santacruz, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer October 2014

    Brain scans and cognitive tests showed Namath, who said he had at least five concussions playing football, suffered from traumatic brain injury (TBI), particularly on the left side, where he received the most impact as a right-handed quarterback.

  • Opinion: Michigan Stance on QB Concussion Defies Belief

    by Steve Greenberg, Staff Reporter October 2014

    Please excuse me as I try like hell to stop just short of calling Michigan coach Brady Hoke and athletic director Dave Brandon liars.