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Iowa

August 8, 2018

Iowa providing concussion insurance to high school athletes

Iowa has become the seventh state to provide concussion insurance to all athletes who participate in state-sanctioned sports. The Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) and its title sponsor, the Iowa Farm Bureau, have secured the HeadStro...


September 8, 2017

Iowa HS football players kicked off team over burning cross photo

Five Iowa high school football players were booted from their team this week after a photo surfaced on social media that showed them wearing white hoods while standing beside a burning cross. [caption id="attachment_24767" align="alignright" width...


February 2, 2017

Iowa lawmakers take aim at concussions in sports

Iowa legislators have introduced a bill that would require schools to have health care professionals on the sidelines during all contact sports. The bill is currently at the committee level, and it's unclear how much support it has within the legi...


February 19, 2016

Iowa legislator introduces bill requiring ATs for ‘collision sports’

The Iowa state senate is reviewing a bill that would require high schools to have athletic trainers at all home games for what are considered "collision sports." The bill was drafted with the help of Brad Floy, secretary of the Iowa Athletic Train...


December 21, 2015

Iowa prep wrestler dies after collapsing during tournament

An Iowa high school wrestler died over the weekend after collapsing during a tournament, though officials have yet to determine exactly how it happened. [caption id="attachment_14871" align="alignright" width="315"] Iowa high school wrestler Austi...


October 30, 2015

Iowa cross country runner DQed for helping ailing rival

An Iowa high school cross country runner was stripped of his district championship after helping a rival competitor who had collapsed on the course. Zach Hougland of the Davis County High School cross country team had already crossed the finish li...


June 16, 2015

Iowa cuts prep football playoff teams from 32 to 16 per class

Beginning in 2016, the number of Iowa high school football teams that qualify for the playoffs will be cut in half. [caption id="attachment_12847" align="alignright" width="255"] Beginning in 2016 the number of prep football playoff qualifiers wil...


May 12, 2015

Former prep football player awarded $1 million in lawsuit

A former Iowa high school football player has won a $1 million lawsuit against the school for its response to a head injury he suffered as a member of the team. Kacey Strough, who played football at Bedford High School, was awarded more than $140...