Media & Technology: Equipment
Technology Allowed Displaced Bills to Prep for Jets
by J Skurski November 2014
ALLEN PARK, Mich. - The Buffalo Bills settled into some sort of a routine Saturday, conducting their second straight practice in the Detroit Lions' training facility. "Today was a good day," coach Doug Marrone said. "I do feel like it's more of a normal-type of routine for us." Normal, of course, being a relative term in this most unusual of weeks.
Tech, Funding Drive High School Scoreboard Upgrades
by Dennis Van Milligen November 2014
Beyond the playing surface itself, sports fans' eyes are drawn most often to one must-have venue amenity: the scoreboard. For high school administrators committed to modernizing their facilities without the funding to do so, scoreboards are increasingly seen as a great place to start. "Budgets are tighter than they've ever been," says Mike Daniel, CEO for Murray, Ky.-based Sportable Scoreboards. "Athletics has such a broad footprint, as it draws in so many folks to the school, that athletic administrators have to come across as putting their best foot forward, and a scoreboard is a big part of that."
Robot to Help Diagnose Concussions at Dartmouth
by Andrew Brandt November 2014
With studies conflicting as to whether or not concussion risk is related to the helmet you wear, and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons recently suggesting that more than one third of all college football players have suffered a concussion, having the ability to quickly recognize a concussion is more important than ever.
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.
Helmet Liner Latest Tool in Concussion-Prevention Game
by Steven Spearie, Correspondent October 2014
When the Illinois College football team took the field Saturday afternoon for its Homecoming game against Monmouth College, its newest weapon wasn’t visible to fans. Most of the Blueboys’ 100 or so players have begun wearing a supplemental helmet liner designed to reduce the risk of concussions.
Synthetic Turf Council Responds to NBC Investigation
by Michael Gaio October 2014
By now it's likely you've seen NBC's story, "How Safe Is the Artificial Turf Your Child Plays On?" The 3,500-word story was first published on October 8th and has been the topic of a lot of conversation in the athletic and recreation industries. The video version of the story has aired on just about every NBC News program.
Doctor: Oxygen Therapy Revived Joe Namath's Brain
by By Linda Santacruz, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer October 2014
Brain scans and cognitive tests showed Namath, who said he had at least five concussions playing football, suffered from traumatic brain injury (TBI), particularly on the left side, where he received the most impact as a right-handed quarterback.
MiLB Park Opts for Same Lighting as Yankee Stadium
by Michelle Williams, The Orange County Register September 2014
The Diamond in Lake Elsinore is being outfitted with an advanced technology lighting system engineered by Musco Lighting, a smaller scale version of the arrays the company installed at the Yankees' new field in 2009.
Helmet-Cap Maker Claims It Has Protected 35K Players
by Christopher Seward; Staff September 2014
An increasing number of football players from leagues to colleges are strapping heavily padded, locally developed "caps" to their helmets to prevent concussions and other serious injuries.
Florida Gulf Coast Looking to Upgrade to In-Arena Video
by Dana Caldwell, firstname.lastname@example.org September 2014
When 4,500-seat Alico Arena opened in 2002, it was home to an infant Division II program, and the 10-foot scoreboard that can display only a few ads, the score, time remaining and timeouts and foul counts was perfectly fine.