Safety & Security: Athlete Safety
Debate Continues on Medical Costs for Injured Athletes
by Post & Courier (Charleston, SC) October 2014
If a college football player is hurt in a game, it would seem to make sense that the school pays his medical expenses, right?
Mountain Biker Fatality Puts Spotlight to Trail Safety
by MATT McKINNEY; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) October 2014
With a renewed interest in the sport driven in part by a popular high school mountain biking league that's drawn hundreds of riders into the sport, new trail systems are sprouting up across Minnesota.
Study: College Concussion Protocols Need Improvement
by Emily Attwood October 2014
In September, University of Michigan coach Brady Hoke drew a firestorm of criticism (including calls for his firing) for leaving a player in the game despite what many considered obvious signs of concussion.
More Schools Turn to Helmet Sensors to Detect Concussions
by LYNDEN OSTRANDER; Tribune correspondent October 2014
Progressive Insurance's Progress is: Playing Smart campaign provided funding for 10 high school teams nationwide to be outfitted for a starter set of Shockbox helmet sensors.
AB Survey: Would You Let Your Child Play Football?
by Michael Gaio October 2014
In the December issue of Athletic Business, editor in chief Dennis Van Milligen will explore how head injuries are impacting participation in football. We're looking for input from our readers.
N.Y. Giants Got Crash Course in Ebola Before Dallas Trip
by Danika Fears October 2014
The players and other team staffers were given a fact sheet crafted by the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network that outline some basic facts about the virus - including risk of transmission and how to evaluate suspicious symptoms.
Prep Coach Might Face Charge for Kicking Player in Groin
by David Benda, Record Searchlight October 2014
A complaint that Shasta High School football coach Aaron Gingery kicked a 16-year-old player in the groin has been forwarded to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office, which is mulling over a misdemeanor battery to a child charge for Gingery.
Duerson Estate Critical of NFL's Compensation for CTE
by Gary Mihoces, @ByGaryMihoces, USA TODAY Sports October 2014
An attorney for the estate of the late Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson plans to tell a federal judge that a tentative settlement in concussion lawsuits against the NFL is "atrocious" in the way it unfairly restricts compensation for CTE.
High School Coach Accused of Striking Player to Retire
by Lori Kurtzman and Steve Blackledge, The Columbus Dispatch October 2014
Nearly a month after he was suspended after allegedly striking a player, longtime Westerville South football coach Rocky Pentello has announced his retirement.
Sayreville Officials Defend Move to Nix Football Season
by Michael Boren; Inquirer Staff Writer October 2014
Sayreville's mayor and Borough Council members Tuesday night defended a decision by the school district superintendent to abolish the high school football season because of a hazing scandal that has caught nationwide attention.