• UNM Coach Takes Flak Over Concussion Comments

    by Andy Berg November 2017

    University of New Mexico basketball coach Paul Weir is raising red flags with recent comments made to his players about how they report concussions.

  • Concussions Striking Female Soccer Players

    by Joe Christensen November 2017

    McKenzie Gregoire suffered so many concussions playing soccer, doctors made her quit. She spent her senior season as Shakopee's team manager. Sara Johnson's first soccer concussion came in eighth grade. Four years later, she suffered another one playing for Fridley, forcing her out of the game she loves. Haley Ramberg blacked out from a soccer concussion two years ago for Blaine. She missed one month of school as her head and body healed, recovering as many student-athletes with these brain injuries do: resting in dark rooms and quiet places for weeks. Blaine coach Scott Zachmann said the sight of Ramberg's collision haunts him to this day. His big fear used to be knee-ligament injuries.

  • UT Responds to Allegation that Athlete Played with Concussion

    by David Cobb November 2017

    Tennessee football coach Butch Jones said he has "absolutely no say" in decisions regarding whether injured athletes are allowed to continue playing.

  • Can Football Evolve to Survive Safety Concerns?

    by Bill Rabinowitz October 2017

    Football participation numbers are declining. Kids today have many more options, almost all of them much less taxing on the body. Concussions and the issue of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) hover ominously over the sport.

  • SUV Collides Head-On with HS Football Team Bus

    by Courtney Cameron October 2017

    Around 1 a.m. Saturday morning, a westbound SUV crossed the median in Hellam Township, Penn., and collided head-on with a school bus carrying 21 Eastern York football players, 3 coaches and an athletic trainer.

  • Big Ten Reviews Locker Rooms after Speight Injury

    by Andy Berg October 2017

    How Michigan Wolverine quarterback Wilton Speight’s injuries were treated is calling into question the overall state of Purdue’s facilities, as well as visiting locker rooms across the Big Ten.

  • Racist Snapchat Leads to Cancelled Football Season

    by Andy Berg October 2017

    Members of a middle school football team in Virginia have sabotaged their season with a racist video posted to Snapchat.

  • Researchers: CTE Will Be Treatable One Day

    by Lindsay Kalter October 2017

    Sports-related brain disease CTE will someday shift from a post-mortem discovery to a treatable condition long before symptoms start...

  • Family Settles with High School Over Player’s Death

    by Andy Berg October 2017

    The family of a Rolesville (N.C.) High School football player who died as a result of head injuries sustained during practice has settled a lawsuit against the Wake County school system.

  • Florida Coach McElwain: Players, Families Received Threats

    by The Roanoke Times October 2017

    Florida coach Jim McElwain can handle the heat, the hate and even the harassment. He gets paid to deal with it. But he would like his players, coaches and all their families, including his own, to be left alone.