College Quarterback Retires Due to Concussions

UConn quarterback Casey Cochran's decision to retire from football could be yet another sign of an evolving culture surrounding concussions in sports.


Minnesota Tallies Concussions Among H.S. Student-Athletes

High school students in Minnesota suffered roughly 3,000 sports-related concussions during the 2013-14 school year, according to new estimates from the Minnesota Department of Health.


Report Identifies States With Highest Rates of Obesity Among High Schoolers

Though childhood-obesity rates have leveled off over the past decade, at least 15 percent of high schoolers in seven states were considered obese in 2013.


UConn Coach Reported for Congratulating Little League Sensation Mo'ne Davis

University of Connecticut women's basketball head coach Geno Auriemma found himself in hot water for congratulating Mo'ne Davis on her mesmerizing run through the Little League World Series.


Calif. High School Shelves Controversial 'Arab' Mascot; Nickname Remains

After drawing the ire of anti-discrimination groups this past school year, Coachella Valley (Calif.) High School has retired its controversial "Arab" mascot.


44 Percent of Parents Not Comfortable With Their Children Playing Football

Forty-four percent of parents were not comfortable with the idea of their children playing football, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll released last week.


The NFL Wants to Use Fantasy Football to Help Teach Students Math

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, National Football League chief marketing officer Mark Waller shared how the league hopes to reach young football fans.


FIFA and Youth Soccer Organizations Sued Over Handling of Head Injuries

A group of parents and former soccer players filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against FIFA and other youth-soccer organizations over their alleged mishandling of concussions and head trauma.


Physical Fitness Associated With Less Depression in Middle School Girls

For girls, higher cardiorespiratory fitness levels in the 6th grade were linked to both significantly less depression and a lower body mass index (BMI) percentile score in the 7th grade.


Sports-Related Video Games Linked to Children's Participation in Athletics

It turns out all those years of playing "Madden" and "NBA2K" video games might have beneficial effects after all.


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