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April 01, 2015

Concussion Experts Reject Multiple Youth-Hockey Helmets as Unsafe

Researchers from Virginia Tech tested 32 brands of hockey helmets to gauge how well they would protect players against concussion, finding nine unsuitable to be worn.

March 25, 2014

Jury Exonerates Riddell From Blame in Student's Football-Injury Lawsuit

A Los Angeles jury last week found football-helmet maker Riddell not responsible for a head injury suffered by a former student-athlete while wearing one of the company's helmets.

September 16, 2013

N.Y. Attorney General Warns Against 'Concussion-Proof' Helmets

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is out to remind parents that there's no such thing as a "concussion-proof" football helmet.

July 16, 2013

Football Helmet Brand, Age Unrelated to Lower Risk of Concussion

Neither the age nor brand of football helmets makes a difference in the rate of sports-related concussions sustained by student-athletes.

April 18, 2013

Former Colo. Student-Athlete Wins $3.1M From Riddell in Lawsuit

A jury ruled against Riddell, the country's largest football helmet maker, for failing to adequately warn about the dangers of concussions.

April 02, 2013

Two Former Executives Plead Guilty to Multistate School Sports Fraud

The former CEO and CFO of a sports-equipment-reconditioning company pleaded guilty to defrauding schools in 12 states for nearly $1 million.

August 06, 2012

NFL Commissioner Provides New Helmets to Youth Football League

National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell spent his Saturday morning with roughly 100 members of the Akron Parent Pee Wee Football League, providing new helmets for the players as part of the new league-sponsored youth-helmet replacement initiative.

July 31, 2012

Schools, Nonprofits Win $27 Million in Phys. Ed., Nutrition Grants

The winning programs must help students make progress toward passing their state standards for physical education and secondarily, they have to teach students about good nutrition and healthy eating habits.

May 11, 2012

NFL, USA Football Soft-Launch Youth Helmet Replacement Program (UPDATED)

The NFL and USA Football unofficially launched a joint initiative this week that aims to replace youth football helmets that are 10 years old or older for the sake of youth-athlete safety.

November 04, 2011

Texas School Awarded First 'Victory Grant' for Athletics

The St. Philip's School and Community Center in Dallas received a $5,000 "Victory Grant" from sporting good distributor BSN Sports on Thursday for equipment to bolster their athletic programs.

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