RECENT ARTICLES
  • Electronic Surveillance Technology for Drowning Detection

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Human beings are fallible. This is the humble truth that has inspired recent technological advancement in the expanding field of aquatic safety, an industry that has long relied entirely upon that fickle surveyor, the human eye. New products in every imaginable form are making their debut on the market, all with the unifying goal of showing us what our eyes might have missed. From electronic surveillance and wearable alert systems to secret lifeguard audits and 3-D imaging, aquatic safety is in a period of flux.

  • Study: Odds of Cancer Caused by Infill One in a Million

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    A $200,000 testing project to determine the safety of synthetic turf sports fields containing crumb rubber infill found that the likelihood of developing cancer due to contact with the surface is less than one in a million. 

  • IU Changes Policy After Athletes' Malpractice Claims

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    A complaint filed by former Indiana University rower Katlin Beck to the state Department of Insurance against IU doctors Andy Hipskind, Michael LaGrange and Ashlee Warren, all of whom treated Beck for a back injury sustained in her freshman year, has led the university to implement major sports medicine program reform. 

  • Family of Hazing Rape Victim Files Federal Suit

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    The family of an unnamed student-athlete from La Vernia High School filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, seeking damages for violations of civil rights, as well as constitutional rights outlined in the fourth and 14th amendments.

  • Northwestern Rower Dies During Practice

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    During an early morning practice on Monday, a member of the Northwestern crew club fell into the water and did not resurface. 

  • HS Football Players Suspected of Assault, Kidnapping

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    Wednesday afternoon, six members of the Hamilton High School football team were taken to police headquarters in downtown Chandler, Ariz., under suspicion of sexual assault, kidnapping and aggravated assault of teammates as part of a hazing ritual.

  • Nine Arrested in High School Hazing Assault Case

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    In a report Monday, La Vernia (Tex.) police announced the arrest of nine student-athletes on charges of sexual assault related to hazing incidents dating from 2014 to the present.

  • Study: Female Athletes More Susceptible to Concussion

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    A recent study released by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons found that female athletes are 12.1 percent more likely to sustain a concussion than male athletes playing the same sport.

  • Wolverines' Aircraft Grounded by Gusting Winds

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    Wednesday afternoon, the University of Michigan men’s basketball team was loaded and ready to leave for the Big Ten tournament in Washington, D.C., when gusting winds forced the aircraft carrying the team off the runway.

  • NSPF Responds to Urine Health Risk Study

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    In a press release yesterday, the National Swimming Pool Foundation responded to a recent report from the University of Alberta, Edmonton about the urine content of public pools.