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NFL quarterback Shaun Hill, shown with the San Francisco 49ers, convinced his hometown of Parsons, Kansas, to ban tackling in youth football. | Photo: John Martinez Pavlika
May 26, 2016

NFL QB persuades hometown to drop youth tackle football

NFL quarterback Shaun Hill has convinced his hometown to drop tackle football within its youth program, an effort to shield kids from serious head injuries. [caption id="attachment_15965" align="alignright" width="260"] NFL quarterback Shaun Hill,...

Pop Warner
May 12, 2016

Pop Warner bans kickoffs in youngest age groups

In an effort to minimize head injuries, Pop Warner announced Thursday it would ban kickoffs in its three youngest age divisions beginning with the upcoming season. Pop Warner becomes the first national football organization to eliminate kickoffs. ...

April 28, 2016

Nevada school board candidate calls for prep football ban

A Nevada school board candidate believes that football should be banned from the nation's fifth-largest district, arguing that the sport poses too many health risks for young athletes. The story comes from USA Today, which published the article W...

April 27, 2016

Report: Idaho football will drop to FCS in 2018

CBS Sports reported Wednesday afternoon that Idaho football will drop from the FBS to the FCS in 2018, the first program to make such a move to a lower division. Idaho, along with New Mexico State, was to be removed from the Sun Belt Conference fo...

April 27, 2016

Students, faculty want Eastern Michigan to drop DI football

Faculty and students at Eastern Michigan University want the school to drop from Division I football, citing low attendance figures and the costs of keeping the program running. A report from the university, according to the Detroit Free Press, fo...

Photo: Jeffrey Beall, Wikimedia Commons
April 12, 2016

J.J. Watt: ‘I want to coach high school football’

[caption id="attachment_13442" align="alignright" width="250"] Photo: Jeffrey Beall, Wikimedia Commons[/caption] Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt might be years from retirement, but he's already thinking about his post-NFL plans. Watt spo...

USA Football
March 29, 2016

USA Football offering grants for prep, youth programs

From USA Football Youth, middle school and high school football programs may apply now through April 20 for football equipment grants, field-building grants and automated external defibrillator (AED) grants from USA Football, the sport’s national ...

March 1, 2016

Ivy League votes to eliminate tackling at football practices

Ivy League schools voted last week to eliminate tackling from football practices during the regular season, a significant step in the fight against sports injuries. The new approach is one already embraced by Dartmouth, where the team uses a mob...

February 12, 2016

Debate over football safety not going away

Spend some time watching film of football games during the 1940s and you’ll find yourself asking one question: How did anyone survive? [caption id="attachment_15179" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] Sure, tacklin...

January 27, 2016

Fla. school threatens legal action over prayer at football game

The Texas-based Liberty Institute is threatening to file a lawsuit on behalf of a Florida school that was barred from praying over the loudspeaker at last month's football state title game. According to WFLA in Tampa, Cambridge Christian is askin...