• NFLPA Program Helps Players Return to Health

    by Tom Pelissero, @TomPelissero, USA TODAY Sports November 2014

    The Trust launched last November as the NFL Players Association's portal to provide its alumni with new opportunities to address their health, as well as further their educations and careers.

  • U. of Tennessee Football Player 'Blacked Out,' Returned

    by Dustin Dopirak November 2014

    Tennessee sophomore cornerback Cameron Sutton came off the field and had to sit out a series during the Vols’ 29-21 loss to Missouri on Saturday at Neyland Stadium. Sutton made a somewhat startling revelation as to why during Monday’s media availability.

  • Panel-Led Concussion Q&A Precedes NBA D League Game

    by Glenn Jordan November 2014

    Talk about your baseline testing. The five-year-old Maine Concussion Management Initiative held a symposium of sorts in Section 6 behind the north basket stanchion Sunday afternoon prior to the NBA Development League game between the Red Claws and the Delaware 87ers.

  • Lightning Taking Extra Steps to Avoid NHL Mumps Scare

    by The Tampa Tribune (Florida) November 2014

    The Minnesota Wild came to town for the weekend and the Lightning made sure to clear out the visiting locker room. Not that the training staff doesn't do that for each team that comes through Amalie Arena during the season. But this time around, they wanted to be as thorough as possible. That's because the Wild are one of three NHL teams this season to have at least one player diagnosed with a case of the mumps. Defensemen Jonas Brodin and Marco Scandella missed games due to complications of the viral disease, while teammates Keith Ballard and Christian Folin also were sidelined this season with similar symptoms.

  • Rec Center's New Dress Code to Help Combat MRSA

    by Andrew Brandt November 2014

    Beginning in early January, those who occupy certain sections of Southern Illinois University's recreation center will be forced to wear sleeves.

  • No Green Light for Helmet Sensors at Va. High Schools

    by Andrew Brandt November 2014

    Last March, Bethesda, Md., company Brain Sentry offered to supply every high school football and lacrosse player in Loudon County, Va. with helmet impact sensors that light up when they're hit with a force of 80G or higher.

  • Robot to Help Diagnose Concussions at Dartmouth

    by Andrew Brandt November 2014

    With studies conflicting as to whether or not concussion risk is related to the helmet you wear, and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons recently suggesting that more than one third of all college football players have suffered a concussion, having the ability to quickly recognize a concussion is more important than ever.

  • Education, Attention Fuel Greater Concussion Awareness

    by By Myles Harris November 2014

    Concussions have always been part of sports, but awareness and diagnosis are on the rise.

  • 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. 

  • 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.