Safety & Security: Athlete Safety
Study: College Concussion Protocols Need Improvement
by Emily Attwood October 2014
In September, University of Michigan coach Brady Hoke drew a firestorm of criticism (including calls for his firing) for leaving a player in the game despite what many considered obvious signs of concussion.
More Schools Turn to Helmet Sensors to Detect Concussions
by LYNDEN OSTRANDER; Tribune correspondent October 2014
Progressive Insurance's Progress is: Playing Smart campaign provided funding for 10 high school teams nationwide to be outfitted for a starter set of Shockbox helmet sensors.
AB Survey: Would You Let Your Child Play Football?
by Michael Gaio October 2014
In the December issue of Athletic Business, editor in chief Dennis Van Milligen will explore how head injuries are impacting participation in football. We're looking for input from our readers.
N.Y. Giants Got Crash Course in Ebola Before Dallas Trip
by Danika Fears October 2014
The players and other team staffers were given a fact sheet crafted by the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network that outline some basic facts about the virus - including risk of transmission and how to evaluate suspicious symptoms.
Prep Coach Might Face Charge for Kicking Player in Groin
by David Benda, Record Searchlight October 2014
A complaint that Shasta High School football coach Aaron Gingery kicked a 16-year-old player in the groin has been forwarded to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office, which is mulling over a misdemeanor battery to a child charge for Gingery.
Duerson Estate Critical of NFL's Compensation for CTE
by Gary Mihoces, @ByGaryMihoces, USA TODAY Sports October 2014
An attorney for the estate of the late Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson plans to tell a federal judge that a tentative settlement in concussion lawsuits against the NFL is "atrocious" in the way it unfairly restricts compensation for CTE.
High School Coach Accused of Striking Player to Retire
by Lori Kurtzman and Steve Blackledge, The Columbus Dispatch October 2014
Nearly a month after he was suspended after allegedly striking a player, longtime Westerville South football coach Rocky Pentello has announced his retirement.
Sayreville Officials Defend Move to Nix Football Season
by Michael Boren; Inquirer Staff Writer October 2014
Sayreville's mayor and Borough Council members Tuesday night defended a decision by the school district superintendent to abolish the high school football season because of a hazing scandal that has caught nationwide attention.
Helmet Liner Latest Tool in Concussion-Prevention Game
by Steven Spearie, Correspondent October 2014
When the Illinois College football team took the field Saturday afternoon for its Homecoming game against Monmouth College, its newest weapon wasn’t visible to fans. Most of the Blueboys’ 100 or so players have begun wearing a supplemental helmet liner designed to reduce the risk of concussions.
Synthetic Turf Council Responds to NBC Investigation
by Michael Gaio October 2014
By now it's likely you've seen NBC's story, "How Safe Is the Artificial Turf Your Child Plays On?" The 3,500-word story was first published on October 8th and has been the topic of a lot of conversation in the athletic and recreation industries. The video version of the story has aired on just about every NBC News program.