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concussions

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...


January 22, 2016

Tenn. legislator files bill to create concussion task force

A Tennessee legislator filed a bill this week that would create a task force to study concussions and other high school and college sports-related injuries. [caption id="attachment_15179" align="alignright" width="298"] Tennessee legislators look...


December 10, 2015

Study: Cheerleading among nation’s safest sports

A new study has concluded that cheerleading is among the nation's safest sports, though when injuries do occur they are likely more severe. [caption id="attachment_12044" align="alignright" width="320"] Study shows that cheerleading is among the s...


December 10, 2015

Michigan releases preliminary fall concussion numbers

Michigan's athletic association announced Wednesday that nearly 2 percent of the state's high school athletes may have suffered a concussion during the fall sports season. This was the first year that the Michigan High School Athletic Association ...


October 28, 2015

Judge dismisses concussions lawsuit against Illinois athletic association

An Illinois circuit court judge on Tuesday dismissed a class action lawsuit against the state's athletic association that sought new guidelines on how schools protect athletes from concussions. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of former high school fo...


October 6, 2015

Texas considers reducing number of spring practices

Texas' athletic association will consider reducing the number of spring practices next year in its continuing effort to protect student-athletes from injuries. The University Interscholastic League's Legislative Council and its Medical Advisory Co...


August 19, 2015

Wisconsin football practice concussions on the decline

A study conducted by the University of Wisconsin shows the state's new rules for high school football practices are making a difference in decreasing the number of concussions. [caption id="attachment_13808" align="alignright" width="316"] Wiscon...


July 15, 2015

Ohio joins other states in limiting football practice contact

Ohio has joined a number of other states in limiting the amount of contact high school football teams are allowed during practices. The Ohio High School Athletic Association approved the measure Monday, adopting recommendations from the National F...