All eight Ivy League head football coaches unanimously voted last week to eliminate full-contact hitting from practices during the regular season.
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March 02, 2016
February 22, 2016
A Boston Globe columnist believes the long-term health risks of tackle football are too severe for young children to continue participating in it.
January 28, 2016
In an editorial for USA Today, Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders weighed in on whether he believes parents should allow their children to play football.
January 11, 2016
More than four of every 10 concussions among ice hockey players between the ages of 12 and 18 involve illegal contact, suggests a new study.
January 07, 2016
Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver Antonio Brown took a local high school football team to an early screening of Will Smith's new movie "Concussion" before its release on Christmas Day.
December 29, 2015
Those who participated in a weekly helmetless-tackling drill had a 28 percent reduction in head-impact frequency per athletic exposure over the course of a single season.
December 10, 2015
Concussions comprised nearly one-third of all high school cheerleading injuries, although concussion rates are far lower in cheerleading than in all other sports.
December 08, 2015
Dr. Bennet Omalu, the subject of the upcoming movie Concussion, called for parents to prohibit their children from participating in high-impact contact sports such as football, ice hockey, mixed martial arts, and boxing.
December 04, 2015
Youth-athletes who participate in contact sports may be at increased risk of developing a degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) later in life.
November 25, 2015
An Illinois judge has dismissed the nation's first class-action lawsuit against a state high school association over its handling of concussions, ruling that it had made strides in that regard since the filing of the lawsuit.