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Should Student-Athletes Be Paid? Views from Both Sides

A.J. Green of the University of Georgia had to sit out four games at the beginning of the 2010 season because he sold one...

C+ is Not a Passing Grade for Youth Sports Safety

Is a C+ a good grade?  According to the Youth Sports Safety Alliance (YSSA) spearheaded by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Americans are...

Pro Football and Basketball’s Humble Beginnings

Amid all of the trade talks and multi-billion-dollar contracts in the NBA and NFL, it should be remembered that at one time being a...

Can There Be Sport Without Attorneys?

We often see opinion pieces decrying the prevalence of attorneys in our society.  We certainly live in a litigious era.  In the mythical Old...

When “Waiver” Means more than just Being Released

Almost anyone who has worked in youth sports is familiar with the use of liability waivers. When parents sign their son up for the...

Coaches and Parents Should Take Concussion More Seriously

Recent reports have indicated that concussion rates in young athletes are on the rise. However, many scholars are concerned that we may not be...

Concussed High School Athletes Who Receive Neuropsychological Testing Sidelined Longer

When computerized neuropsychological testing is used, high school athletes suffering from a sports-related concussion are less likely to be returned to play within one...

Do States Get a Return on Sports Facilities Investments?

A little less than 34 years ago, the New York Giants played the Dallas Cowboys in the opening game of the new stadium off...

Visger Rules – Recommended Changes to NFL Rules

Knowledge comes from formal learning and research, along with first-hand experience. George Visger, who played defensive tackle for the University of Colorado in the...

Will the Fear of Litigation Undo Us All?

It is an article of faith that we live in a litigious society. Stories about people suing over items found in restaurant food or...

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