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The football industry denying the football-brain damage link grew in 2015

Jerry Jones has spoken and the Dallas Cowboys owner doesn't think there is a link between playing football and players getting brain injuries and...

How coaches are scarier than concussions

As much as I love football, and I was a high school head coach before founding the National Alliance for Youth Sports in 1981,...

No Tackling Practices is not a New Philosophy

Before the Ivy League decided to eliminate tackling from football practice there was a coach that did so not long ago and for his...

Concussion Awareness & Baseline Testing

The United States Sports Academy is continuing its concussion awareness efforts by collaborating with the University of South Alabama (USA) on a Concussion Awareness...

Morrall’s Tragic CTE-Related Decline

No one questioned Earl Morrall's ability as a communicator, but if they had, there were 10 witnesses who could have testified he knew what...

Concussions May Soon Be Evaluated Immediately Upon Impact

The next great breakthrough in concussion prevention may have been unveiled during an episode of Jeopardy! five years ago.  In 2011, IBM signed up its new...

Academy Addressing Concussions in Sports through School Partnership and Free Concussion Course

The United States Sports Academy is addressing the growing concern over sport-related concussions through a partnership to reduce the impact of concussions on athletes...

Concussion Prevention Firms Pop Up, But Where’s Proof?

Well-publicized events involving professional athletes, along with a federal lawsuit and a Hollywood movie now in theaters, have spurred unprecedented interest in concussions -...

Concussion May Triple Suicide Risk

The dangers of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE),  a degenerative neurological disease have been well known for many years. The disease has been been be...

A football helmet design that listens to physics

A shock-absorbing football helmet system being developed at the University of Michigan could blunt some dangerous physics that today's head protection ignores.                                 The engineering researchers...

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