Safety & Security: Athlete Safety
TSSAA Tweaks Football Practice Contact Limits
by Chris Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org April 2015
The state office detailed its tweaks during a series of mandated meetings with football coaches across the state this week.
Phys. Ed. Substitute Charged with Child Endangerment
by Nancy A. Fischer; News Niagara Reporter April 2015
A substitute physical education teacher in the Starpoint Central School District for the past two and a half years has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child as a result of actions related to texting and social media, according to the Niagara County Sheriff Department.
Editorial: HS Football Must Get Tougher on Concussions
by Sun-Times Editorial Board April 2015
From brain-injury specialists and former NFL players who are scared to leave home for simple errands because they forget where they're going, we have learned a lot about blows to the head and concussions in football.
GHSA Limits Full Contact During Football Practices
by Lindsey Young April 2015
Athlete safety was the impetus behind new rules adopted by the Georgia High School Athletic Association that will reduce contact during football practices.
Debate Continues Over Headgear in Girls' Lacrosse
by Jodie Wagner Palm Beach Post Staff Writer April 2015
It's been nearly a year since the Florida High School Athletic Association voted to make protective soft headgear mandatory for girls lacrosse players, and reaction among local coaches and players remains mixed.
An Injury Risk Like No Other: Skate Blades
by Chip Alexander, San Angelo Standard-Times April 2015
For Nathan Gerbe, it all happened in a flash. The puck was dropped for a faceoff. A player was knocked down, his leg flying up and suddenly Gerbe’s face was flush with blood. Gerbe had been cut by a skate blade.
Study: Brain Scans May Identify CTE in Living People
by Malcolm Ritter April 2015
A brain-scanning technique might one day help identify people with a disease linked to concussions in football and other sports, an illness now diagnosed only after death, a small study suggests.
The AB Extra: March 27
by Laura Godlewski March 2015
Editor's note: Today we're introducing a new feature to AthleticBusiness.com, 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.
Concussion Concern: LB Retires After One NFL Season
by Michael Gaio March 2015
One of last season’s top NFL rookies is retiring, citing concerns over head trauma and sending shockwaves throughout the league in the process.
Kansas State Fans Storm Court, Chaos Ensues
by Michael Gaio February 2015
Kansas State’s Bramlage Coliseum is nicknamed the “Octagon of Doom” and claims to have the largest student section in the Big 12. Monday night, that section spilled onto the court in a doomsday scene for players, coaches and fans.