Safety & Security: Athlete Safety
- UNE Researchers Collect Lacrosse Concussion Data
by Steve Craig June 2016
UNE has joined about two dozen colleges nationwide that are using head-impact sensors to conduct research on the force and frequency of head hits in sports. Many of the studies have been done on soccer and football players. UNE's researchers chose men's lacrosse because no academic studies have been conducted on the sport.
- Notre Dame WR Quits Football After Concussions
by Chris Goff June 2016
Notre Dame wide receiver Corey Robinson, effervescent, cerebral and at times a useful target during his three seasons for the Irish, ended his playing career because of concerns over multiple concussions he had suffered in the past year.
- Football Coaches Line Up to Learn Tackling Techniques
by News & Record June 2016
Guilford and Surry County high school and middle school football coaches are learning new techniques to try to make football safer for student-athletes. Coaches on Tuesday attended USA Football's Heads Up clinic at Grimsley High School, just days before offseason 7-on-7 drills begin.
- Teen Dies After High School Football Workout
by Sarah Newell Williamson and Joe Gamm June 2016
An incoming freshman at Page High School died Tuesday after he became ill at a football conditioning workout. Karson Cross, 14, attended the workout, which began at 5 p.m. Monday. Within 30 to 45 minutes, he became ill, according to Leigh Hebbard, director of activities, athletics and driver's education for Guilford County Schools.
- AIG Drops Head Injury Coverage for NFL Players
by Josh Kosman June 2016
AIG wants the benefits of football without the risks.The New York insurance giant has stopped insuring NFL players against head injuries as the dangers of concussions became apparent even though it continues to play up its ties to the game, The Post has learned.
- Trainer: Football is Fine with Proper Precautions
by Chris Goff June 2016
Jacob Gilbert rejects the idea that football is unnatural activity for the human body. Gilbert, a master trainer with USA Football who ran a player safety clinic Wednesday, said the sport is fine so long as precautions are taken and good practices used. "I really (believe that)," he said. "And then I know there are drastic decreases in risky behaviors in teens, whether that be drugs, alcohol, missing school, if they are involved.
- NMAA Won't Seek to Overturn Concussion Ruling After Law Change
by James Yodice June 2016
Although the NMAA had said that it would seek to challenge and overturn a judge's temporary restraining order — one that allowed Cleveland High running back Shawn Nieto to be cleared to participate in last December's Class 6A state championship game — the organization is no longer going to pursue the matter.
- Why More Youth Baseball Pitchers Are Getting Surgery
by Jason Scott June 2016
A larger group of young baseball players are going under the knife, and some surgeons and coaches are working to combat the issue.
- Hall of Famer Calls for Contact Sports Safety
by Neil Best June 2016
Harry Carson said Monday that he has petitioned both the Surgeon General and the Centers for Disease Control to issue a formal warning that "contact sports can be hazardous to your young person's health."
- Florida Guidelines Limit Full-Contact HS Football Practices
by Josh Barnett June 2016
Given the concerns about football and head trauma, the Florida High School Athletic Association has adopted full-contact practice limits for the first time. Frank Beasley, the executive director of the FHSAA, told USA TODAY High School Sports on Monday that the guidelines would take effect Aug. 1.