• Hockey Player's Son to Lead Study on Brain Injuries

    by Marlene Harris-Taylor May 2016

    Hockey legend Gordie Howe is honored to have his name attached to new research on the use of stem cells to treat traumatic brain injuries, said his son, Dr. Murray Howe.

  • Pop Warner Football Organization Bans Kickoffs

    by Colorado Springs Gazette May 2016

    Pop Warner on Thursday became the first national football organization to eliminate kickoffs in an effort to make the game safer for its 250,000 kids.

  • Study: NFL Alums Less Likely to Commit Suicide

    by Knoxville News-Sentinel May 2016

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health examined 3,439 former NFL players with at least five years of experience between 1979 and 2013. It found only 12 who committed suicide, when 25 suicides should have been expected for men of comparable age.

  • Football Programs Dropped Due to Declining Numbers

    by Rick O'Brien May 2016

    Calvary Christian Academy has sacked its varsity and middle school football teams because of declining participation and safety concerns. "The decision is one that is painful yet necessary as we evaluate our program not only in the short term but in the long term," second-year athletic director Shawn Bramble said in a release. Bramble said Friday that the Northeast Philadelphia school, which began playing varsity football in 1999, had about 28 players on last year's varsity squad.

  • Bowling Green Settles Concussion Suit for $712K

    by Jason Scott May 2016

    Bowling Green University will pay a former football player $712,000 to settle a lawsuit that claimed coaches and medical staff didn’t properly address his concussions.

  • Turf Industry Bolsters Defense of Crumb Rubber Safety

    by Paul Steinbach April 2016

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  • MLB Reportedly Approves Wearable Technology

    by Stuart Goldman April 2016

    Major League Baseball has approved two wearable technology devices for in-game use this season, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

  • NHL Discussed Link Between Fights, Concussions

    by Jason Scott March 2016

    In recently unsealed emails, top NHL officials discussed possible links between fights, concussions and the deaths of three former players who died either due to suicide or drug overdose.

  • Eye-Tracking Device May Help Concussion Diagnoses

    by Jason Scott March 2016

    As concerns about concussions and head injuries continue to dominate the discussion when it comes to sports at all levels, businesses are flocking to find ways to prevent, treat and diagnose the condition in hopes of improving outcomes.

  • Lawsuit: Concussion Protocol Missteps Led to Paralysis

    by Jason Scott March 2016

    The family of a former football player at Belt High School in Montana filed a lawsuit this week, claiming negligence in a series of events that has left him paralyzed.