May 3, 2016

Mich. reports concussion numbers for winter prep sports season

From the MHSAA The Michigan High School Athletic Association has found through collection of preliminary data that fewer than 2% of its more than 70,000 winter student-athletes experienced potential concussions during the season that concluded in...

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March 15, 2016

Study: Age difference not a factor in concussion recovery

From the National Athletic Trainers' Association At the seventh Youth Sports Safety Summit on Tuesday, leading health care experts released a new study — “Age Differences in Recovery After Sport-Related Concussion: A Comparison of High School...

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...