Safety & Security: Athlete Safety
Wrestler Suffers Life-Threatening Head, Neck Injuries
by John Cummings, Dayton Daily News June 2015
Ahmad Doucet had been preparing to battle at the Junior National Duals team tournament in Tulsa, Okla., this week. Now he is fighting for his life.
City Opts to Stick with Synthetic Turf, Ditch Crumb Rubber
by Eric Bradley June 2015
Long Beach may join other cities and organizations in spurning artificial turf fields cushioned with crumbs of recycled tires because of concerns about the potential health effects they could have on children.
Former Tennis Coach Admits to Sexting Teen Player
by Cat Coyle, The Philadelphia Inquirer June 2015
A former tennis coach at a Main Line girls' school pleaded guilty Wednesday to corruption charges for sending suggestive texts to a 15-year-old player on his team in 2013.
Six Synthetic Turf Fields to Be Tested for Safety Risks
by Laura Godlewski June 2015
Amid concerns over the safety of the crumb rubber used in synthetic playing fields and calls for further scientific study, one organization appears to be taking the lead in getting answers. The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation will have a lab test the crumb-rubber fill that is on multiple synthetic turf playing fields funded by the foundation to determine whether there is a possible link between crumb rubber and cancer.
20-Year-Old Collapses, Dies After Half Marathon
by Nicholas Erickson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) June 2015
An Oconomowoc man collapsed and died after finishing the Summerfest Rock 'n Sole half marathon Saturday. According to the Milwaukee County medical examiner's office, he was transported to Columbia St. Mary's Hospital and was pronounced dead at11:12 a.m.
Op-Ed: Ban Maple Baseball Bats
by Martin Schram, Times Record News June 2015
Memo to: Rob Manfred, commissioner, Major League Baseball CC: Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; America’s baseball fans; parents and grandparents of America’s youngest baseball fans Mr. Commissioner, you have an urgent decision to make.
Chicago Prep Basketball Coaches Unite Against Violence
by Sun-Times Staff June 2015
More than 1,000 people have been shot in Chicago so far this year, prompting a group of Chicago Public Schools high school basketball coaches to organize an anti-violence group: Coaches United Against Violence.
FIFA Fails to Address Soccer Concussions
by Martin Rogers, USA TODAY Sports June 2015
There was a recent skit on German TV featuring members of the country's World Cup champions, and it went something like this.
Ex-Athlete Sues U. of Illinois over Concussion Protocol
by Laura Godlewski June 2015
A former soccer player at the University of Illinois filed a lawsuit against the Illinois athletic department, the school’s athletic director Mike Thomas, head coach Janet Rayfield and assistant athletic trainer Brittany Scott over how team officials handled a concussion she received.
Couple Donates $10M for OSU for Brain Health Facility
by Ben Sutherly, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH June 2015
The gift will boost Ohio State University's quest to enhance and preserve the human brain's performance in athletic, military and corporate pursuits, as well as in other walks of life, officials said.