• Deputies Confirm Alibi of Wrestler in Gym Mat Death

    by Christian Boone, Staff December 2014

    Lowndes County sheriff's deputies have released a report confirming the alibi of the older of two brothers still being investigated by federal prosecutors in the death of a Valdosta teen found dead in a gym mat.

  • Mental Maturity, Not Weight, Key to Peewee Football Risk

    by Scott Clair Daily News Correspondent 239-435-3435 December 2014

    With the Football University Youth National Tournament set to begin in Naples on Friday, one thing will be apparent: the size of the players has grown as much as the sport itself.

  • Columnist: Is NFL Career Worth an Early Death?

    by John Smallwood; Daily News Columnist December 2014

    Chris Conte, a fourth-year free safety with the Chicago Bears, told a radio station that if he knew today that playing in the NFL would take at least a decade off his normal life span, he'd still do it all over again.

  • Thin Ice: NAHL Game Halted When Crease Deteriorates

    by Zach Duncan 940-720-3470 December 2014

    The Wichita Falls Wildcats were about a period away from a road sweep Saturday night against Rio Grande Valley when a franchise first happened.

  • Video: High School Coach Throws Player Down by Her Hair

    by Michael Gaio December 2014

    It's an ugly situation that only looks worse once you see the video.

  • Farmer Denies Her Milk Sickened 38 at Football Dinner

    by RICK BARRETT, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel December 2014

    The dairy farmer who supplied raw milk at a Durand High School football team dinner this fall, tied to the illnesses of nearly 40 people, said Friday she doesn't believe the milk was to blame - despite evidence from public health officials.

  • How Much Contact is Too Much in High School Football?

    by Ernie Clark BDN Staff December 2014

    The National Federation of State High School Associations Concussion Summit Task Force has developed a series of fundamentals for minimizing head impact exposure and concussion risk in football.

  • Big Ten Approves Enhanced Concussion Protocols

    by Michael Gaio December 2014

    Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by the Big Ten Conference.

    ROSEMONT, Ill. - The Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors (COP/C) held its annual December meeting in Indianapolis on Sunday, December 7, and took another step toward improving student-athlete welfare when it approved a conference recommendation to establish enhanced concussion protocols.

  • Columbia Coach Accused of Playing Concussed Athletes

    by Michael Gaio December 2014

    Editor's note: This story has been edited to reflect an update from Columbia University.

    Columbia football coach Pete Mangurian, who has since resigned his position, tallied a 3-27 record in three seasons at the school, but that's not the worst of it according to his players.

  • Four Reasons to Add Impact Sensors Into Concussion Management

    by Harry Kerasidis, MD November 2014

    Every hit counts. Every hit to the head can be one step closer to a breakdown in the brain. But for many in today’s sports world, we wait until the damage is already done, intervening with a concussion protocol only after the athlete shows obvious concussion symptoms.