Sen. Dick Durbin Reintroduces Federal Youth-Concussion Legislation

On Thursday, Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced legislation that would establish a national standard for youth-concussion treatment and prevention.


Which Colleges Are Offering Extra Aid to Student-Athletes Under New NCAA Rules?

It's becoming clearer just how much future student-athletes at the Power Five colleges and universities stand to benefit from new NCAA rules regarding athletic scholarships.


Senate Ed. Committee Approves ESEA Amendment Renewing Phys. Ed. Program

During a markup of the proposed ESEA rewrite Wednesday, the Senate education committee unanimously passed an amendment that would reauthorize funding for the Carol M. White Physical Education Program.


Illinois High School Association Asks Judge to Dismiss Concussion Lawsuit

In a motion filed Friday, the Illinois High School Association asked a judge to dismiss a class-action lawsuit filed against it late last year over its handling of youth-football concussions.


Sixth Grader Wins ESPN's Bracket Challenge, Donates XBox to Charity

A 12-year-old who tied for first in ESPN.com's Bracket Challenge used part of his winnings to donate an XBox One to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.


Sports Stars Salute College Hoops Player Lauren Hill, Who Died of Brain Cancer

The sports world paid tribute Friday to Lauren Hill, a freshman basketball player at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, who died after a year-and-a-half-long battle with a rare form of inoperable brain cancer.


Phys. Ed. Designated as 'Core Academic Subject' in Proposed ESEA Rewrite

The proposed bipartisan rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act designates physical education as a "core academic subject," lumping it in with English, science, math, and history.


Bill Aims to Gauge Effectiveness of Montana's Youth-Concussion Law

A bill introduced in the Montana House of Representatives on March 30 seeks to determine how effective the state's youth-concussion law has been over the past two years.


N.C. Now Requiring Athletic Trainers at All H.S. Football Games, Practices

The North Carolina state board of education adopted a policy Thursday requiring licensed athletic trainers or other trained first responders to attend all high school football practices and games.


Are Perceptions Changing About Youth-Athletes Coming Out as Gay?

Multiple high-profile athletes have come out as gay in recent years. Has that made easier for youth-athletes to do the same?


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