From the AP story: The death comes at a time when head injuries in football are attracting attention at all levels of the sport.
- by Michael Gaio
- November 2013
Michael Gaio is eMedia Editor of Athletic Business.
Is Your Sports Organization Using 15-Passenger Vans? Florida Highway Patrol investigators say it's still too early to say what caused the crash that killed eight Independent Haitian Assembly of God church members and injured 10 others early Monday as the group returned to Fort Pierce from a Palm Sunday service in Fort Myers. But what is known is that 18 people were piled into a 15-passenger Dodge van that ran a stop sign and then nosedived down an embankment near Moore Haven. read more
Virginia Tech Report to Reveal Unsafe Hockey Helmets Your kid plays hockey, so you shell out a little extra and buy a quality helmet to protect his or her noggin. Good idea, right? Yes and no. read more
Doctor: Football Safer than Riding a Bike? Not Exactly The unexpected retirement of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland last week generated tremendous attention in the media as well as among parents of kids who play football. Would Borland's announcement serve as a watershed moment for the NFL, leading to numerous players making the same decision? read more
Case Study: Athlete Deals with Traumatic Brain Injury Landin Murphy, 20, of Williamsville, suffered a traumatic brain injury during a basketball game in his freshman year of high school in December 2008. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and Landin chose to tell his story and share some things he has learned about brain injuries. read more
NFL Spotter to Deem When Concussion Test Needed It might as well be called the Julian Edelman Rule. The NFL passed a rule yesterday that will place an independent spotter above the field who can stop the game if he believes the on-field officials haven't noticed a player who requires a concussion test. read more
Exerciseorexia: When the Need to Work Out Turns Deadly In this country, we are bred to believe that if a little is good, more must be better, right? That message is particularly reinforced when it comes to exercise. read more
Opinion: Athletic Trainers More than Just 'Water Boys' At any high school game, be it football or field hockey, the sidelines are packed with players, coaches and support staff. However, one group of supporting players has no interest in what the score is. read more