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August 07, 2012

Youth-Concussion Law Update: New Hampshire Makes 39

New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch held a bill-signing ceremony for his state's youth-concussion legislation on Monday, making New Hampshire the 39th state (along with the District of Columbia) to enact such a law.

July 25, 2012

Md. School Board Passes Emergency Youth-Athlete Concussion Rules

The Maryland State Board of Education approved emergency regulations Tuesday that require all school coaches to be trained in the next five weeks on how to recognize and respond to student-athlete concussions.

July 18, 2012

Ivy League Approves Rules to Reduce Concussions in Soccer, Lacrosse

The Ivy League announced new rules Monday designed to limit the amount of student-athlete concussions in both men's and women's soccer and men's and women's lacrosse, effective this coming school year.

June 26, 2012

Group Wants College Football Playoff Revenue to Fund Safety Research

The National College Players Association, comprised of over 17,000 student-athletes, released their proposal for The Concussion Awareness and Reduction Emergency (CARE) Plan in advance of the BCS presidential oversight committee meeting Tuesday.

June 26, 2012

Drew Brees Becomes Advocate for Youth-Athlete Concussion Testing

The Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation announced New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees as the 2012 spokesperson for their PACE (Protecting Athletes through Concussion Education) program on Monday.

June 19, 2012

Big Ten, Ivy League Announce Concussion-Research Partnership

The Big Ten Conference and the Ivy League announced a joint partnership around sports-related concussion research Tuesday, which will aim to answer long-term questions about athletic head injuries.

June 13, 2012

Pop Warner to Limit Contact in Youth-Football Practices

Starting this fall, Pop Warner will ban coaches from utilizing full-speed, head-on blocking and tackling drills with players lined up more than three yards apart, and will prohibit coaches from using more than one-third of practice time for contact drills, the organization announced today.

May 30, 2012

Youth-Concussion-Law Update: Fla. Makes 38; Two Other Bills Advance

In the past few weeks, bills in three states took some major steps forward.

May 18, 2012

Football Player Chooses Law School Over NFL, Citing Concussion Risks

After feeling a return of concussion-like symptoms, Andrew Sweat decided to end his professional football career at Cleveland Browns' rookie minicamp, opting to pursue law school instead.

May 17, 2012

Head Impacts in Sports May Reduce Student-Athletes' Learning Ability

Certain contact sports, such as football and ice hockey, may hinder some student-athletes' ability to learn and remember new information, suggests a new study in the journal Neurology.

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