• Judge to Players, NFL: Refine Concussion Settlement

    by Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer February 2015

    It's back to the negotiating table for the NFL and thousands of its former players suing the league over concussion-related health problems.

  • As Players Gain Size, Debate Rages Over HGH Test

    by Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY Sports February 2015

    Fran Tarkenton is downright worried. He's convinced that countless NFL players are using performance-enhancing drugs. But nothing really is preventing them from doing so. And that makes him scared about their health later.

  • NFL Reports Significant Drop in Concussions

    by Bob Glauber, Newsday January 2015

    Concussions are down in the NFL by 25 percent from last year and by 36 percent during a three-year span, according to figures released Thursday by the league’s Health and Safety Committee.

  • Neurologists Weigh Risk to Kids of Contact Sports

    by Joseph Maroon and Julian Bailes January 2015

    The incidence and severity of brain injury is one of the hottest topics in sports media today, and it is creating a storm of near-panic in youth sports - especially football.

  • Wyoming Senate OKs Concussion Liability Bill

    by James Chilton January 2015

    Senate File 98, which affords greater legal protections to school districts and employees in the event of sports-related concussions and head injuries, passed first reading in the state Senate on Tuesday.

  • NFL Not Using Easy Eye Test for Concussions

    by Nancy Armour, @nrarmour, USA TODAY Sports January 2015

    When Ezekiel Ansah drove his helmet into the side of Jimmy Clausen's head in an NFL game in December, it looked like a semi truck hitting a Mini Cooper. Anyone who saw the hit could feel the headache coming on.

  • Debate Continues Over Safety of Crumb Rubber

    by Fermin Leal, Staff Writer January 2015

    A California lawmaker wants the state to stop synthetic fields being built in schools, parks, stadiums and other recreational places until further studies determine whether they are safe.

  • Young Boy Killed at Soccer Practice by Falling Bench

    by Michael Gaio January 2015

    Tragedy struck soccer practice at a New Jersey elementary school on Wednesday night.

  • 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.

  • 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.