• TSSAA Tweaks Football Practice Contact Limits

    by Chris Thomas 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, 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.