• NBA, Colleges React to Executive Order on Travel

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    An executive order signed into effect on Friday suspending the United States Refugee Program a minimum of 120 days and banning entry to nationals of seven “countries of concern” for a minimum of 90 days has worried many international companies, among them the NBA and a number of American universities who have welcomed international students.

  • Can Neck Exercises Help to Reduce Concussions?

    by Amy Donaldson January 2017

    Ryzen Benson's experience told him that what Stephen Pizza told parents and players at a meeting last winter was true. But the aspiring scientist couldn't help but wonder if there was actually empirical or statistical evidence that proved Pizza's assertion that strengthening neck muscles reduced concussions. "Since I was about 6 years old I wanted to do scientific research," the Westminster junior said. "So what he said about the exercises and how they've helped lower our concussion rates, it was really interesting to me. I wanted to look at the databases we had. Most colleges have these databases where you can cross-link tens of thousands of academic journals."

  • NFL Reports Decline in Concussions, Other Injuries

    by Dayton Daily News January 2017

    Despite high-profile concussions such as the one that ended Luke Kuechly's season, the NFL said overall cases dropped to 244 from 275 in 2015.

  • Study Finds One-Sport Specialization Leads to Injury

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    Last month, the National Federation of High School Associations released the results of a study conducted by researchers from the University of Wisconsin measuring injury rates for student-athletes in conjunction with sport specialization.

  • Opinion: NHL Investment in CTE Research Lacking

    by Nancy Armour January 2017

    The NHL has not given money to any of the four centers leading research into neurodegenerative diseases, specifically the question of why so many football and hockey players develop chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

  • Drury Coach Steps Down to Head Anti-Hazing Task Force

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    Brian Reynolds, head swimming and diving coach for Drury University in Springfield, Mo., has announced his intention to step down as coach in order to devote his time to an anti-hazing task force he plans to create with the help of dean of students Tijuana Julian and athletic director Mark Fisher.

  • Opinion: Intense Football Mindset Needs to Change

    by Deron Snyder January 2017

    The modern football mindset is built on primitive foundational principles. Construction begins at the peewee level. Players who continue through high school and onto college often are the toughest and hardest working.

  • Washington DOH Finds No Link Between Turf and Cancer

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    The Washington State Department of Health has released the results of an investigation wherein it examined the relationship between playing soccer on synthetic turf and the early development of cancer. The DOH partnered with researchers from the University of Washington School of Public Health to investigate a list, compiled by the UW women’s assistant head soccer coach, of 53 Washington residents who both played soccer and developed cancer between the mid- ‘90s and the year 2016.

  • Ozzie Guillen: MLBers Should Avoid Winter Ball

    by Dayton Daily News January 2017

    Former star shortstop Ozzie Guillen has a word of advice for big leaguers who want to play winter ball in Venezuela: Don't.

  • Update: Oregon Suspends Coach Over Rhabdo Episode

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    Three football players were hospitalized and several others were left slightly the worse-for-wear following an intensive, post-break strength and conditioning workout at the University of Oregon.