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covid-19

September 12, 2022

LSU Study Shows Football Players Bounced Back Quickly from COVID

A first-of-its-kind study conducted in collaboration with LSU’s School of Kinesiology, LSU Athletics, Pennington Biomedical Research Center and Our Lady of the Lake researched how the immune system of elite student-athletes responded to the COVID-1...


cardiovascular
June 13, 2022

Adapting Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screening to the COVID-19 Pandemic

A joint paper of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) has been published in the May issue of ASCM’s clinician-focused journal, Current Sports Medicine Reports. This call-to-a...


ncaa
May 26, 2022

Study: Mental Health Issues On Minds of NCAA Athletes

As a follow-up to two NCAA student-athlete well-being studies conducted in 2020, student-athletes continue to report elevated levels of mental health concerns. The data indicated rates of mental exhaustion, anxiety, and depression have seen li...


April 1, 2022

Study: Athletes at Higher Risk of Injury Post-Pandemic

Athletes returning to competition in their first season after the COVID-19 pandemic were at higher risk for noncontact and overuse injury, according to at least one presenter from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Shanno...


petition
January 17, 2022

NY Cheerleaders Petition State to Move Championships Over Vaccine Mandate

Nearly 12,000 people have signed an online petition encouraging the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) to move its competitive cheerleading competition because of a vaccine requirement at Rochester Institute of Technolo...


lhsaa
January 3, 2022

LHSAA Won’t Cancel Winter Sports, Leaves Decision to Schools

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) decided late last week not to cancel winter sports, despite a request from state officials to call them off in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, according to a report from WWLTV.com. W...


washington
October 19, 2021

Washington State Head Football Coach Fired Over Vaccine Mandate

Washington State University fired its head football coach, Nick Rolovich, this week after he refused to take the COVID-19 vaccine — as required via mandate for state employees. Cougars defensive coordinator Jake Dickert will replace Rolovich as ...


aid
October 7, 2021

High Schools Shifting COVID Aid to Athletics

In an effort to help schools reopen and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress issued $123 billion from its federal pandemic relief aid plan. And with little limits on how the money can be spent by the schools, many are opting to use large port...