• New Mexico Football Returns to Home Game Hotel Policy

    by Paul Steinbach August 2019

    The University of New Mexico will return to putting up football team members in a hotel the night before home games in 2019, after the practice was suspended all of last season as a cost-saving measure.

  • Did Modified Field Affect Packers' Preseason Approach?

    by Paul Steinbach August 2019

    First-year Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur wouldn't say for sure, but the fact that his starters suited up for Thursday's NFL preseason game with the Oakland Raiders and then sat down for its entirety is being blamed on field conditions at IG Field in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

  • Maryland Fulfills Final Post-McNair Recommendation

    by Paul Steinbach August 2019

    The University of Maryland indicated Wednesday that it has fulfilled the final recommendation from a panel of medical experts looking to improve the care of the school’s student-athletes after the June 2018 heatstroke death of football player Jordan McNair.

  • North Carolina Prep Teams Test Force-Sensing Helmets

    by Courtney Cameron August 2019

    The Pardee Hospital Foundation of Hendersonville, N.C., has been raising money to provide four local public high school football teams with new helmets that will measure the impact of head and neck collisions to flag potential concussions.

  • Town Huddles in Wake of Youth Football Player's Death

    by Paul Steinbach August 2019

    Residents of Pittsburgh's Chartiers City neighborhood gathered Thursday, a day removed from the death of 13-year-old youth league football player Jordan Duckett.

  • Girls' Basketball Player Dies After Outdoor Practice

    by Jason Scott August 2019

    As the calendar turns to August, many high schools around the country begin practices and conditioning workouts with their sports teams wary of how the heat will impact their student-athletes. Typically, football takes center stage, but tragedy can strike any sport, as evidenced this week in Georgia, where a high school basketball player has died after an outdoor practice in extreme heat.

  • Judge Approves Amended NCAA Concussion Settlement

    by Paul Steinbach August 2019

    A federal judge has approved an amended settlement in a class-action concussion lawsuit against the NCAA that will establish a 50-year medical-monitoring program for college athletes.

  • Nassar Aftermath: MSU Chaperone Policy Monitored

    by Paul Steinbach August 2019

    Michigan State University will adhere to a requirement that a chaperone accompany individuals during sensitive medical examinations as part of the resolution of a federal civil-rights investigation stemming from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal.

  • New Jersey Tops New HS Student-Athlete Safety Survey

    by Paul Steinbach August 2019

    New Jersey now leads the nation in safety for high school student-athletes as determined by the adoption of the most health and safety policies, according to the latest analysis by the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut.

  • The Athletic Business Podcast: Beating the Heat with Dr. Douglas Casa

    by AB Editors August 2019

    In the inaugural episode of The Athletic Business Podcast, we speak to Dr. Douglas Casa of the Korey Stringer Institute and the University of Connecticut Department of Kinesiology about the dangers of exertional heat stroke and strategies for preventing and treating it in student-athletes.