As extreme temperatures take hold across much of the nation, we thought it might be helpful to offer readers some archival content on the dangers of heat-related illness, as well as precautions that can be taken to prevent tragedy during the summer months. See below for practical advice on how to keep athletes safe, as well as some past headlines that highlight the real-world consequences of pushing it too far in the heat.
NFHS CEO Karissa Niehoff discusses how school sports leaders can prepare to keep athletes safe during hot weather.
In the inaugural episode of The Athletic Business Podcast, we spoke with 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.
More on strategies to keep athletes safe during hot weather.
DTN Meteorologist Brad Nelson discusses how to prep for hotter temps.