• Report: Rio's Olympic Waters Contain Raw Sewage

    by Tom Mahon, The Philadelphia Daily News July 2015

    If you're a swimmer in next year's Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janiero, you might have to put up with a lot of crap.

  • Online Software to Help MHSAA with Concussion Care

    by Daily Record Staff, The Daily Record (Baltimore, MD) July 2015

    National Harbor-based XLNTbrain Sport has joined with the Michigan High School Athletic Association to implement an advanced concussion care trial during the 2015-16 school year for 30 schools and approximately 10,000 student athletes.

  • FHSAA Mandates Athletes Complete Concussion Course

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    Beginning this athletic season, Florida will become the first state in the country to require high school athletes to complete courses on concussions before they are allowed to compete in high school sports.

  • Editorial: Smoltz Speaks, Hopefully Parents Listen

    by Valley News (White River Junction, Vermont) July 2015

    When it came to this year's Baseball Hall of Fame inductions in Cooperstown, the attention of New England was understandably riveted on Pedro Martinez, the most dominant and entertaining pitcher to perform for the Boston Red Sox in many a long year - maybe ever.

  • Study Shows Girls Suffer More Overuse Injuries

    by Nolly Dakroury, The Columbus Dispatch July 2015

    An Ohio State University study looked at about 3,000 overuse injuries in girls and boys in 20 high schools over six years. One of the main findings was that girls had a higher rate of such injuries.

  • TE Latest to Join Growing NFL Early Retirement List

    by Chip Scoggins, Star Tribune (Mpls.-St. Paul) July 2015

    An NFL career ends in different ways. Players become too old, too broken down, too expensive or just not good enough anymore. They're often shoved into retirement as teams find the next man for the job. John Carlson unexpectedly left the game of his own volition.

  • Study: Football Helmet Tests May Need a Change

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    It's a well-recognized fact that football helmets cannot prevent concussion, though they do protect the head from blunt-force impacts that can lead to skull fractures and injuries. As growing research suggests that the cause of concussions is not the force of impact but the movement of the head, particularly brain and skull rotation, researchers are also directing their attention to how well helmets are able to protect against these types of injuries.

  • Judge Orders Towson to Allow Player to Return to Team

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    It was a hot summer day in August of 2013 when Towson University offensive lineman Gavin Class collapsed on the field during football practice. His body temperature had risen to 108 degrees, causing his heart to stop and his liver to fail.

  • Big 12 Adopts Stricter Policy Regarding Live Contact

    by Kevin Haskin. July 2015

    Big 12 became the first in the Bowl Subdivision to place additional reductions on live contact that exceed the current restrictions allowed by the NCAA.

  • Concussion-Detecting Goggles May Soon Be On Way

    by Michelle Kaufman, Miami Herald July 2015

    Like millions of other Americans, Shannon McCarthy and Ronnie Johnson watched the Women`s World Cup semifinal on TV recently and cringed when they saw the head collision between U.S. midfielder Morgan Brian and German forward Alexandra Popp as they leaped for the ball.