• College Basketball Player Dies After High-Heat Workout

    by Ken Miller July 2016

    Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died from an enlarged heart after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs in hot weather, officials said Friday.

  • Study: Concussion Outcomes Vary Based on Competition Level

    by Jason Scott July 2016

    A study that examined data from more than 1,400 football-related concussions found that athletes at the youth, high school and collegiate levels have different outcomes.

    Led by Zachary Y. Kerr, the study looked specifically at the mean number of symptoms, symptom prevalence, and proportion of athletes with long return-to-play times due to concussions.

  • Former Pro Wrestlers Sue WWE Over Concussions

    by Pittsburgh Tribune Review July 2016

    More than 50 former professional wrestlers sued World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., saying in a Connecticut lawsuit the company is responsible for repeated head trauma including concussions they suffered in the ring that led to long-term neurological damage.

  • Schutt Nearing Deal for Padded Youth Football Helmets

    by Josh Kosman July 2016

    Amid declining long-term participation in both youth and high school football, the country's biggest football helmet maker is nearing a deal that could bring widespread distribution to padded safety helmet coverings by 2017, sources close to the deal said last week.

  • Earnhardt Describes Coping with Concussion Symptoms

    by Jeff Gluck July 2016

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. detailed the concussion-like symptoms that kept him out of a race car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last weekend, telling listeners on his podcast network's "The Dale Jr. Download" on Monday that he has been battling balance issues and nausea.

  • Ex-NFL Players Sue Helmet Manufacturer

    by Mark Kaboly July 2016

    Former Steelers wide receiver Yancey Thigpen, along with 13 former football players, on Thursday filed a lawsuit in an Illinois court against one of the leading helmet manufacturers in the country.

  • Study: Composition of Turf a Factor in Football Injuries

    by Jason Scott July 2016

    A study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting showed that the infill weight of synthetic turf surfaces plays a role in the rate of injuries among high school football players.

  • Former BYU Football Player Sues School, WAC, NCAA

    by Jeff Call July 2016

    A former BYU football player is suing BYU, the Western Athletic Conference and the NCAA for $5 million in damages for "their reckless disregard for the health and safety of generations of BYU student-athletes."

  • Filters, Chlorination Failed Against Brain-Eating Amoeba

    by Emery P. Dalesio and Tom Foreman Jr. July 2016

    The rushing water channels at the U.S. National Whitewater Center had become so murky with debris that the chlorine and ultraviolet light that might have killed the a rare, brain-attacking amoeba didn't work, Dr. Michael Beach said Friday.

  • Concussion Risk Has New Game: Water Polo

    by By Courtney Perkes, Staff Writer July 2016

    Water polo players, particularly goalies, might one day trade their caps for helmets now that a UC Irvine survey found that more than one-third of players reported suffering a concussion.