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jackson
December 20, 2021

Study: Vincent Jackson Had Stage 2 CTE Prior to Death

Researchers diagnosed former NFL receiver and two-sport collegiate standout Vincent Jackson, who was found dead in a Florida hotel room in February, as suffering from stage 2 chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Jackson played 12 seasons wi...


australian
December 6, 2021

Australian Athletes Making Most of Digital Technology in Training

Griffith University biomechanical researchers have produced what could be the ultimate coaching tool for elite sport, partnering with the film industry to create a next-generation ‘Digital Athlete’ that replicates an individual’s anatomy, both ...


implant
December 6, 2021

Implant to Help Torn ACLs Heal Now Available

Miach Orthopaedics, Inc., a privately held company dedicated to developing bio-engineered surgical implants for connective tissue restoration, today announced the BEAR® Implant is now commercially available in select U.S. cities for the treatment of...


colorado
December 6, 2021

Colorado Study to Explore Marijuana’s Effects on Workouts

A University of Colorado Boulder study will look to examine the effects of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) on the body during athletic performance. “Cannabis is often associated with a decrease in motivation. But at the same tim...


pittsburgh
December 6, 2021

Univ. of Pittsburgh ATC Donating Kidney to Colleague’s Child

A University of Pittsburgh athletic trainer is donating her kidney to save the life of a colleague’s four-year-old son. Molly Trott has worked with the Panthers since 2018, primarily with the track and field program. Mary Beth George has worked...


routines
November 30, 2021

Study: Pre-Game Routines Boost Athlete’s Performance

NBA great Michael Jordan had his special routines before he would attempt every free throw: He would assume a shoulder-width stance, spin the basketball in his hands, bounce the ball three times, and then spin the ball once more while focusing on the...


world's
November 22, 2021

NCAA Announces Phase II of World’s Largest Concussion Study

With a hefty donation of $42 million, the world's most comprehensive concussion study, conducted by the NCAA, is underway at the Indiana University School of Medicine and ready to launch Phase II. There are more than 55,000 student-athletes and mi...


mississippi
November 22, 2021

Univ. of Mississippi Athletic Training Program Starts Concussion Education Class

The director of a University of Mississippi program that aims to prepare future health care professionals to serve as athletic trainers is working to assess the knowledge and attitudes of college students on sports concussions in response to concus...


safety
November 22, 2021

12th Annual National Sports Safety & Security Conference

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) has concluded a successful 12th Annual National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition with nearly 400 people in attendance. The conference was held November 9-10 ...


suny
November 3, 2021

SUNY Cortland Upgrades Athletic Training Facility

A recently completed facility renovation will benefit SUNY Cortland’s athletic training program by providing state-of-art space for a discipline that bridges the university’s strong reputation in academics and athletics. The $1 million project...