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  • Boy, 11, Testifies of Sex Abuse by Football Coach

    by JULIE SHAW; Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com January 2015

    The thin 11-year-old told a Common Pleas jury yesterday that he used to sleep over some weekends in his football coach's home bedroom.

  • 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.

  • New Heading Rules for Youth Soccer Are No-Brainer

    by Geoff Calkins January 2015

    She started playing competitive soccer in first grade. A year later, she had her first concussion. "I was 7 years old," says Gracie Hussey, now 15 and a freshman at Hutchison. "I was playing up in age, with my sister. I remember going in for a header and a girl elbowed my head because I was so much shorter than her." Hussey finished the game because that's how she was wired. Her head hurt, sure, but nothing a little ice couldn't fix.

  • Study: Tighter Restrictions Bad for Concussion Recovery

    by David Templeton, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (TNS) January 2015

    The current regimen of quiet time until symptoms are gone followed by a step-by-step return to normal levels of activity is likely preferable to cocooning.

  • Playground Startup's Device Measures Fall Impact

    by Steve Sadin January 2015

    The sphere-shaped, four-inch product is equipped with sensors and can be dropped from the height of a swing or jungle gym, enabling park and school district personnel to test whether their equipment meets safety standards.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.