H.S. Basketball Players Suffered 2.5 Million Injuries Over Past Six Years

From 2005-06 through 2010-11, over 1.5 million high school basketball players were treated in emergency departments with basketball-related injuries, and an additional one million were treated by athletic trainers.


Former Steubenville Football Coach Sentenced to 10 Days in Jail

Matthew Belardine, a former volunteer football coach at Steubenville (Ohio) High School, was found guilty on Tuesday for offenses related to the rape of a 16-year-old girl in 2012.


Title IX Complaint Filed Against 60 Oregon School Districts

Three years after dismissing Title IX complaints against 60 Oregon school districts, the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights may be feeling a sense of déjà vu.


Institute of Medicine Seeks Concussion-Awareness PSAs From Youth-Athletes

The Institute of Medicine and National Research Council are inviting athletes between the ages of 13 and 22 to submit one-minute public service announcements about the potential ramifications of concussions.


Okla. House Votes Down Expansion of Youth-Concussion Law

The bill would have required mandatory annual concussion training for coaches and established penalties for school officials who didn't follow the provisions of the state's youth-concussion law.


Brains of Football Players Don't Fully Recover During Offseason, Study Finds

Some football players' brains may not fully recover from hits endured even after six months of no-contact rest during the offseason, suggests a new study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE.


Once-Concussed Teenagers Found to Be at Higher Risk for Bullying, Suicide

The findings, from a study conducted in Ontario, Canada, call for doctors and school personnel to be more aware of the behavioral problems that may result from traumatic brain injuries such as concussions.


Higher-Income Youth-Athletes Found More Likely to Suffer Overuse Injuries

Youth-athletes from higher-income families are 68 percent more likely to suffer serious overuse injuries compared to lower-income athletes, according to a new study.


Sports Surgeon Warns Against Year-Round Baseball for Youth-Athletes

Dr. James Andrews suggested in an interview that year-round baseball is the No. 1 cause for the rise in baseball pitchers of all ages undergoing Tommy John surgery.


Coming Out as Gay, College Basketball Player Hopes to 'Give Kids Some Courage'

Middle and high school student-athletes grappling with coming out as gay can now look to Derrick Gordon, a sophomore guard for the UMass Minutemen, as inspiration.


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