• Concussion Coverups Lead to Gymnastics Coach Firing

    by Andy Berg April 2019

    Central Michigan University has fired its gymnastics coach following an investigation into his conduct surrounding the handling of medical treatment for student-athletes.

  • Rhabdo Rampant at University of Houston

    by Andy Berg April 2019

    The University of Houston women's soccer team appears to have had a culture of extreme workouts and systemic physical punishments that lead to numerous cases of rhabdomyolysis. 

  • Technology Dictates Update to 30-Minute Lightning Protocol

    by Andy Berg April 2019

    Last October, Pinellas County, Fla., became the only county in the Tampa Bay area to install lightning prediction systems for each of its public high schools. The overall cost for 16 schools came in at a whopping $288,000. As with any big-ticket purchase, there were some who were happy with the decision and others who were not. At the time, head Pinellas Park High School football coach Kenny Crawford told the Tampa Bay Times he thought the system was a waste of money. "Why put in a system that costs so much, when we already have free ones [cell phone apps] that work just as well, if not better?" Crawford complained.

  • FDA Warns About Using Apps to Diagnose Concussions

    by Paul Steinbach April 2019

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers this week against using a phone or tablet exclusively in concussion diagnosis.

  • U. of Arizona Settles with Athlete in Coach Assault Case

    by Paul Steinbach April 2019

    The University of Arizona has settled a lawsuit filed in 2015 by a former student-athlete who claimed the school failed to protect her from a former track-and-field coach now serving a five-year prison sentence.

  • Softball Bus Fire Prompts Inspections

    by Andy Berg April 2019

    The University of Virginia-Wise softball team is suspending bus travel after a flat tire and then a fire on their bus punctuated their most recent road trip.

  • Grass Advocates Warn UNC About Turf Conversion

    by Paul Steinbach April 2019

    Fearing sod producers are losing revenue to out-of-state synthetic turf companies, Turfgrass Producers International and the North Carolina Sod Producers Association sent a letter to high-ranking officials at the University of North Carolina warning of higher injury rates connected to playing on turf.

  • District Reviewing Non-Sanctioned Events After Injury

    by Paul Steinbach April 2019

    The risk management team at Lake County (Fla.) Schools is reviewing current policy governing unsanctioned activity on area campuses following a serious injury suffered during a football game not sponsored by or affiliated with the district’s athletic program.

  • U. of Maryland Assembles Medical Review Board

    by Paul Steinbach April 2019

    As part of its response to the practice-related death of football player Jordan McNair 10 months ago, the University of Maryland on Thursday announced the formation of a 10-person independent medical review board that will review policies regarding athlete health and welfare, including best practices typically recommended by the NCAA, according to The Baltimore Sun.

  • NYSPHSAA to Hold First Mental Health Awareness Week

    by Jason Scott April 2019

    The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announced its plans to hold its first-ever Mental Health Awareness Week, created by the organization’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.