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March 02, 2016

Ivy League Moves Toward Banning Full-Contact Football Practices

All eight Ivy League head football coaches unanimously voted last week to eliminate full-contact hitting from practices during the regular season.

February 22, 2016

Boston Globe Columnist Calls For an End to Youth Tackle Football

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

Barry Sanders Says Parents Should 'Be Aware of the Risks' of Football

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

Illegal Contact Found to Often Lead to Concussions in Youth Ice Hockey Players

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 Takes H.S. Football Team to See 'Concussion' Movie

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

Removing Football Helmets From Practice May Reduce Head-Impact Frequency

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 Found to Be the Most Common H.S. Cheerleading Injury

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

'Concussion' Doctor Says Youths Should Not Play High-Impact Contact Sports

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

Mayo Clinic Finds Link Between Youth Contact Sports and Brain Disease

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

Judge Dismisses Concussion Lawsuit Against Illinois High School Association

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.

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