• Virginia Tech Report to Reveal Unsafe Hockey Helmets

    by Tom Mahon, Daily News Staff Writer March 2015

    Your kid plays hockey, so you shell out a little extra and buy a quality helmet to protect his or her noggin. Good idea, right? Yes and no.

  • The AB Extra: March 27

    by Laura Godlewski March 2015

    Editor's note: Today we're introducing a new feature to, The AB Extra. Each Friday this space will feature news, notes and interesting articles from around the web in a quick, concise format. We hope you enjoy this first edition of the The AB Extra.

  • Doctor: Football Safer than Riding a Bike? Not Exactly

    by Dr. David Geier, Guest Contributor March 2015

    The unexpected retirement of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland last week generated tremendous attention in the media as well as among parents of kids who play football. Would Borland's announcement serve as a watershed moment for the NFL, leading to numerous players making the same decision?

  • Case Study: Athlete Deals with Traumatic Brain Injury

    by Landin Murphy, NeXt Correspondent March 2015

    Landin Murphy, 20, of Williamsville, suffered a traumatic brain injury during a basketball game in his freshman year of high school in December 2008. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and Landin chose to tell his story and share some things he has learned about brain injuries.

  • NFL Spotter to Deem When Concussion Test Needed

    by Jeff Howe, Patriots Notebook March 2015

    It might as well be called the Julian Edelman Rule. The NFL passed a rule yesterday that will place an independent spotter above the field who can stop the game if he believes the on-field officials haven't noticed a player who requires a concussion test.

  • Exerciseorexia: When the Need to Work Out Turns Deadly

    by AB Staff March 2015

    In this country, we are bred to believe that if a little is good, more must be better, right? That message is particularly reinforced when it comes to exercise.

  • Opinion: Athletic Trainers More than Just 'Water Boys'

    by Dayton Children's Hospital March 2015

    At any high school game, be it football or field hockey, the sidelines are packed with players, coaches and support staff. However, one group of supporting players has no interest in what the score is.

  • Virginia Beach Man Files Suit Against Ice Rink... Again

    by Margaret Matray March 2015

    Last year, a Virginia Beach man settled a lawsuit for $90,000 with the insurance company for Chilled Ponds. Now he's suing the rink a second time, saying he was forced to leave when he showed up to skate recently, even though he was permitted there under the original settlement agreement, he claims in the suit.

  • Concussion Education: Borland Move May Catch On

    by Lindsay H. Jones, USA TODAY Sports March 2015

    Chris Borland is not the first NFL player to retire because of head injuries. Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach stepped aside because of head injuries, and more recently quarterback Kevin Kolb and receiver Sidney Rice retired from the NFL because of concussions. What made Borland's decision, announced Monday night in an interview with ESPN, reverberate so much was that Borland doesn't have a long history of concussions.

  • Chris Borland's Retirement at Age 24 Resonates in NFL

    by Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY Sports March 2015

    Borland was the fourth NFL player 30 or younger within a week to retire without prodding...