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January 22, 2015

South Dakota Activities Association Weighing Changes to Concussion Policy

The South Dakota High School Activities Association is considering limiting the amount of full-contact practice allowed in football during the preseason and in weekly practices.

January 13, 2015

Connecticut Board of Education Approves New Concussion Guidelines

Come July 1, student-athletes in Connecticut will be subject to an updated set of concussion guidelines approved by the state board of education on Wednesday.

January 05, 2015

Additional Rest Found to Have No Benefit for Concussion Recovery

According to a new study published online in the journal Pediatrics, there's no clinical benefit to extending the amount of strict rest for student-athletes after a concussion.

December 31, 2014

2014 Year in Review: The Top K-12 Sports Stories of the Year

When looking back on 2014, what K-12 sports stories will we remember? It's hard not to start with the legend of middle school pitcher Mo'ne Davis.

December 29, 2014

Youth-Concussion Laws Led to Massive Increase in Concussion Treatment

The passage of youth-concussion laws and other factors led to a massive increase in medical treatment for concussions over recent years, suggests a study published online in JAMA Pediatrics last week.

December 22, 2014

Big Ten Conference Overhauls Concussion Policy for Student-Athletes

Under the new concussion standards, each school must have an independent neutral athletic trainer on hand in the replay booth.

December 02, 2014

Former H.S. Quarterback Sues State Athletic Association Over Concussions

The suit is being referred to as a first-of-its-kind, football-specific class-action lawsuit against a state high school athletic association.

September 20, 2014

'Friday Night Lights' Author Warns Against Allowing Children to Play Football

Buzz Bissinger, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Friday Night Lights," penned a column for Time magazine Thursday condemning parents for allowing children to play football.

September 18, 2014

A Second College Quarterback Calls It Quits Due to Concussion-Related Concerns

For the second time in as many weeks, a college quarterback is retiring from football due to concussion-related concerns.

September 16, 2014

New NFL, NCAA Statistics Paint Scary Picture About Football and Brain Damage

Both the NFL and NCAA recently acknowledged higher rates of long-term brain damage among football players.

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