Safety & Security: Athlete Safety
Is Cryotherapy Effective in Athlete Recovery?
by Angie Ferguson October 2018
Modern-day cryotherapy may seem like a new concept, but the origins of cold plunges and contrast baths date as far back as the ancient Greeks and Romans.
Concussions Down in NFL Preseason
by Bob Glauber October 2018
The NFL experienced a 13 percent reduction in concussions during the 2018 preseason compared with 2017, according to the league's chief medical officer and the executive vice president of health and safety initiatives.
NFL, NCAA to Meet on Player Safety
by Jarrett Bell October 2018
Safety is the common ground motivating officials from the NFL and NCAA to convene in New York this month for an unprecedented in-season summit aimed at aligning player protection rules.
New Product Roundup: Lighting | Fitness Equipment | Cryotherapy
by Courtney Cameron October 2018
Check out the newest products as seen in the October 2018 issue.
UConn Player Recovering After Suffering Stroke
by Jim Fuller October 2018
UConn junior linebacker Eli Thomas suffered a stroke on Wednesday prior to a weighlifting session, according to a statement jointly released by UConn and Thomas’ family on Monday. Thomas is currently hospitalized, in stable condition and making good progress toward recovery. “Thank you all for your love and well wishes for Eli,” Mary Beth Turner, Thomas’ mother, said in the statement. “To say we are stunned by this turn of events is an understatement. A strong, healthy, 22-year old man having a stroke is not anything we anticipated. However, Eli will fight back as he has with every challenge that has come his way with ‘Eli Style.’
Colgate Swim and Dive Team Suspended for Hazing
by Andy Berg October 2018
Colgate University’s men’s swimming and diving team has been suspended from competition for the fall semester due to allegations of misconduct.
CTE Researchers Seek More Female Brains
by Adam Zielonka October 2018
Scientists researching chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in athletes consider women to be a vulnerable demographic but they need to be able to study more female brains to determine why.
Michigan State Takes Steps to Avoid Another Nassar
by Paul Steinbach October 2018
Michigan State University has taken substantial steps to move past the Larry Nassar scandal in which the now-convicted former team physician sexually abused student-athletes for two decades.
Law Increases Legal Protections for Athletic Trainers
by Jason Scott October 2018
A new piece of legislation signed into law on Friday could represent new peace of mind for athletic trainers and other sports medicine professionals.
NATA Council Chair Murphy Grant Talks Athletic Training
by Paul Steinbach October 2018
A one-time cornerback at Quincy (Ill.) University, Murphy Grant set his professional sights on becoming a head athletic trainer at the major college level. Now in his 13th year at the University of Kansas, Grant not only serves as associate athletic director for sports medicine (working football and overseeing all other sports), he also was sought out to serve as the first-ever executive chair of the National Athletic Trainers' Association's Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine, a restructuring and expansion of NATA's College/University Athletic Trainers' Committee approved in January 2017. In the wake of the heat-related death in June of University of Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair, AB senior editor Paul Steinbach asked Grant about the high-stakes responsibilities of today's collegiate athletic trainer.