Safety & Security: Athlete Safety
Athlete Advocates Scrutinize Concussion Settlement
by Rachel Axon, USA TODAY Sports July 2014
Even as a plaintiffs' attorney called it historic and the NCAA touted its commitment to athlete safety, a proposed settlement in class action concussion litigation drew questions that indicate resolving the 3-year-old case won't happen without dissent.
Parents Sue High School for Death Involving Gym Mat
by Christian Boone, Staff July 2014
From the time of his death more than 19 months ago, the parents of a teen whose lifeless body was found inside an upright gym mat have insisted their son's death was no accident.
NCAA, Athletes Reach Head Injury Lawsuit Settlement
by Andrew Brandt July 2014
The NCAA and current and former college athletes have reached a preliminary settlement in a class action lawsuit involving the NCAA's head-injury policy.
Stopping Hazing in College and High School Athletics
by Hank Nuwer July 2014
When it comes to hazing incidents serious enough to gain national attention, the big question posed again and again recalls the sad refrain from the old ballad, "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?" Specifically, when will they ever learn?
Headband Sensors Measure Impacts at Soccer Tourney
by Rich Romine firstname.lastname@example.org July 2014
The past four years have become paradise for the best Cal South Soccer organizations competing at Pleasant Valley Fields. It’s a 55-acre park, featuring 11 full-size fields or 25 smaller fields for youth soccer matches,
Ex-Buckeye Helps Athletes with Catastrophic Injuries
by Bill Wagner, Maryland Gazette July 2014
Positive-Strides-Org is a charitable foundation that provides guidance and assistance to athletes that have suffered catastrophic or life-changing sports-related injury.
Winona State Player's Death Linked to Enlarged Heart
by Dennis Brackin, Staff Writer, Star Tribune July 2014
Shawn Afryl, a former University of Illinois football player attempting to revive his college career at Winona State, died Monday night because of cardiac arrest related to an enlarged heart, according to his former high school football coach.
Death Illustrates 'Horrible Aftereffect' of Football
by Sam Venable, Knoxville News-Sentinel July 2014
The death of Richard Pickens earlier this week is a tragic reminder of the human toll of football. Richard made it to 67, but his mind betrayed him years earlier. He suffered from a variety of neurological disorders, not the least of which was “frontotemporal dementia.” The likely culprit, of course, was repeated concussions. At Richard’s request, his brain was donated to Boston University for further research into the horrible aftereffect of this high-impact sport.
Virigina Tech Testing Hockey Helmets for Concussion Risk
by Andrew Brandt July 2014
Hockey helmets may soon be getting hit with some big changes, but hopefully they'll be able to absorb the impact.
College Football Player Collapses and Dies at Workout
by Michael Gaio July 2014
A college football player at Winona State University collapsed and died Monday night while participating in a voluntary workout at the school's practice field.